City of Small Blessings
- About the Author
Winner of Singapore Literature Prize 2010
A Singaporean retires, migrates and then returns. But, he slowly finds, there is no simple return to the place called home. Once a well-known public figure who contributed to the country, he is now outside the rush of workdays, on the fringe of the city he barely recognizes, distanced from his wife and son, even as he loves them. A letter comes from the government and he begins a journey. In the present, he must find a way to face the new men of authority. In the past, he must confront old sacrifices and struggles. He regrets. He loves. He cycles and discovers…
Simon Tay Seong Chee is a Singaporean legal academic and former Nominated Member of Parliament. Apart from his academic and political interests Tay is a poet and author. His 2009 non-fiction book Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America was reviewed by The Economist and The Financial Times. His novel City of Small Blessings won the 2010 Singapore Literature Prize. His collection of short stories, Stand Alone, was awarded the Highly Commended prize from the National Book Development Council of Singapore Awards.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 220
Year Published: 2009