Singapore Classics Box Set
Five unforgettable out-of-print novels by five of Singapore's best writers re-published for a new generation of readers. The colourful covers of these books feature portraits of the authors by local illustrators.
Glass Cathedral’s sensitive depiction of homosexuality in conservative Singapore is a landmark in local literature. This novella was part of a small wave of gay- and lesbian-themed drama and fiction that appeared in Singapore during the early 1990s.
Scorpion Orchid follows the lives of four young men—a Malay, an Eurasian, a Chinese and a Tamil—against a backdrop of racial violence and political factions struggling for dominance. Excerpts from classical Malay and colonial English sources appear throughout the narrative, illuminating the roots and significance of this period in history.
Follow The Adventures of Holden Heng, the not-so-lucky-in-love protagonist of this comic realist novel that documents social currents transforming the Lion City. Described as the most Singaporean of Singapore writers, Robert Yeo presents an immensely entertaining story of a typical Singaporean man’s escapades with three very different women. Will he ever find true love?
In The Immolation, Goh Poh Seng takes on larger-than-life themes in his most ambitious novel, which is set in post-war Vietnam. He gives his take on issues of national identity, war, and self-discovery has contemporary relevance not just to Asian readers, but an international audience.
The Scholar and the Dragon immerses the reader in the Singapore of the 1910s, where overseas Chinese fought for revolution to bring down the Qing Dynasty. Stella Kon’s tale is spell-binding, with turns and twists, and the feel of an epic movie.