Winner of Singapore Literature Prize 2018, Poetry
A Field Guide to Supermarkets in Singapore is a 19th century reference book (on philology? art history? anthropology? nobody remembers) that fell into a tropical swamp and was rescued, then lovingly restored, by a nice lady in curlers.
Caked in organic matter too dense to scrub off, the pages of Samuel Lee's debut collection reveal visions and premonitions of a city ﬁlled with characters engaged in their own private sorrows, both minute and expansive. To read him is to be lost in the aisles of millennia.
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 61
Year Published: 2016