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The Colin Cheong Collection

  • Description
  • About the Author
  • Prolific writer Colin Cheong brings together three classic novellas and 23 short stories in this first-ever collection. Written in the 1990s, each story reflects his prowess as a storyteller. He is known for his sensitive and skillful articulation of some universal human themes — the pain of rejected love, the frustration and anticipation of being ‘almost adult’, the rites of passage to adulthood, and man’s need for woman. 

    This collection comprises: 
    Seventeen (novella, published 1996) 
    Poets, Priests and Prostitutes (novella, published 1990) 
    The Man in the Cupboard (novella, published 1999) – won the Merit Award, Singapore Literature Prize 1998 
    Life Cycle of Homo Sapiens, Male (short stories, published 1992) 
    Five new stories, previously only published in The Straits Times 

  • Colin Cheong Wye Mun is a Singapore writer born in 1965. He has written or edited nearly 30 books, four of which have won national awards. He won the Singapore Literature Prize in 1996 for his novel, Tangerine.

ISBN: 9789814346382
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 452
Year Published: 2011
Size: 215mm x 140mm