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The Resource Singapore noir, edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Singapore noir, edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Label
Singapore noir
Title
Singapore noir
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Singapore, with its great wealth and great poverty existing amid ethnic, linguistic, and cultural tensions, offers fertile ground for bleak fiction, as shown by the 14 tales in this solid Akashic noir anthology ... Tan has assembled a strong lineup of Singapore natives and knowledgeable visitors for this volume exploring the dark side of a fascinating country."--Singapore Noir-- -- -- Write Lies Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller -- Singapore For much of the West, the narrative of Singapore--a modern Southeast Asian city-state perched on an island on the tip of the Malay Peninsula--has been marked largely by its government's strict laws and unwavering enforcement of them ... As much as I understand these outside viewpoints, I have always lamented that the quirky and dark complexities of my native country's culture rarely seem to make it past its borders ... Beneath its sparkling veneer is a country teeming with shadows ... And its stories remain. The rich stories that attracted literary lions W. Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling to hold court at the Raffles Hotel (where the Singapore Sling was created) are still sprinkled throughout its neighborhoods. And in the following pages, you'll get the chance to discover some of them ... You'll find stories from some of the best contemporary writers in Singapore--three of them winners of the Singapore Literature Prize, essentially the country's Pulitzer: Simon Tay, writing as Donald Tee Quee Ho, tells the story of a hard-boiled detective who inadvertently wends his way into the underbelly of organized crime, Colin Cheong shows us a surprising side to the country's ubiquitous cheerful 'taxi uncle, ' while Suchen Christine Lim spins a wistful tale of a Chinese temple medium whose past resurges to haunt her ... As for mine, I chose a setting close to my heart--the kelongs This is a Singapore rarely explored in Western literature--until now. No Disneyland here; but there is a death penalty."
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.0872083585957
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1309.N65
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tan, Cheryl Lu-lien
Series statement
Akashic Books noir series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Singapore
  • Noir fiction, English
  • FICTION
  • International Mystery & Crime
  • Anthologies (multiple authors)
  • Southeast
  • Collections & Anthologies
  • Noir fiction, English
  • Singapore
Label
Singapore noir, edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last time / Colin Goh -- Detective in a city with no crime / Simon Tay writing as Donald Tee Quee Ho -- Strangler fig / Philip Jeyaretnam -- Smile, Singapore / Colin Cheong -- Reel / Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan -- Mother / Monica Bhide -- Kena Sai / S.J. Rozan -- Tattoo / Lawrence Osborne -- Mei Kwei, I love you / Suchen Christine Lim -- Spells / Ovidia Yu -- Saiful and the Pink Edward VII / Damon Chua -- Current escape / Johann S. Lee -- Bedok reservoir / Dave Chua -- Murder on Orchard Road / Nury Vittachi
Control code
879289337
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617752810
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
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356c44ec-32e9-4b04-9969-b5299595be96
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879289337
Label
Singapore noir, edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last time / Colin Goh -- Detective in a city with no crime / Simon Tay writing as Donald Tee Quee Ho -- Strangler fig / Philip Jeyaretnam -- Smile, Singapore / Colin Cheong -- Reel / Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan -- Mother / Monica Bhide -- Kena Sai / S.J. Rozan -- Tattoo / Lawrence Osborne -- Mei Kwei, I love you / Suchen Christine Lim -- Spells / Ovidia Yu -- Saiful and the Pink Edward VII / Damon Chua -- Current escape / Johann S. Lee -- Bedok reservoir / Dave Chua -- Murder on Orchard Road / Nury Vittachi
Control code
879289337
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617752810
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
356c44ec-32e9-4b04-9969-b5299595be96
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879289337

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