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The Resource Singapore Noir

Singapore Noir

Label
Singapore Noir
Title
Singapore Noir
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The dark side of The Lion City is explored in a thrilling anthology that gives "plenty of new and unfamiliar voices a chance to shine" (San Francisco Book Review). The island city-state of Singapore harbors unique customs and traditions largely unknown to the West. A booming economy and embrace of conformity overshadow its gambling dens, red-light districts, and a collective passion for ghostly and gory tales. Now, in Singapore Noir, some of its best contemporary authors delve into its seedy side, including three winners of the Singapore Literature Prize: Simon Tay (writing as Donald Tee Quee Ho), Colin Cheong, and Suchen Christine Lim, whose contribution was named a finalist for the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award for Best P.I. Short Story. Eleven more tales showcase the talents of Colin Goh, Philip Jeyaretnam, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Monica Bhide, S.J. Rozan, Lawrence Osborne, Ovidia Yu, Damon Chua, Johann S. Lee, Dave Chua, and Nury Vittachi. "Singapore, with its great wealth and great poverty existing amid ethnic, linguistic, and cultural tensions, offers fertile ground for bleak fiction . . . Tan has assembled a strong lineup of Singapore natives and knowledgeable visitors for this volume exploring the dark side of a fascinating country." —Publishers Weekly
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Summary
Presents a collection of sinister stories set in distinct locations throughout Singapore, featuring contributions from such mystery authors as S.J. Rozan, Colin Cheong, and Ovidia Yu
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Writing style
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BT
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  • Tan, Cheryl Lu-Lien
  • Rozan, S. J
  • Osborne, Lawrence
  • Yu, Ovidia
  • Jeyaretnam, Philip
  • Goh, Colin
  • Bhide, Monica
Dewey number
813
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Tan, Cheryl Lu-Lien
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Series statement
Akashic Books noir series
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Singapore Noir
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:356c44ec-32e9-4b04-9969-b5299595be96
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781617752810
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Singapore Noir
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:356c44ec-32e9-4b04-9969-b5299595be96
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781617752810
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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