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Singapore Noir

Singapore Noir

Author: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
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Description

Say 'Singapore' to anyone and you'll likely hear one of a few words: Caning. Fines. Chewing gum. For much of the West, the narrative of Singapore has been marked largely by its government's strict laws and unwavering enforcement of them. Yet there are many quirky and dark complexities of Singapore that rarely seem to make it past its borders. Beneath its sparkling veneer is a country teeming with shadows. Rich stories can be found sprinkled throughout the city's many neighbourhoods, hiding in dark corners or abandoned fisheries. They are waiting to be discovered by noir-hungry readers.

Author description

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is the New York-based author of "A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family." A native of Singapore, she is working on her second book, a novel. A former staff writer at the "Wall Street Journal," her work has also appeared in the "New York Times" and the "Washington Post," among other publications. She has been an artist in residence at Yaddo and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781617752353
  • : Akashic Books,U.S.
  • : Akashic Books,U.S.
  • : July 2014
  • : 210mm X 133mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.9208095957
  • : Paperback
  • : Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
  • : maps
  • : 240