Cherry Days

David Leo | Ethos Books | 2015

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A boy named Skinny lives in post-war Singapore, in a time of political upheaval and social changes, at a time where kampongs were slowly going out of fashion.

ISBN: 978-981-09-6487-0

Page Count: 225

Year Published: 2015

Language: English

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A coming-of-age story set in 1950s Singapore, written with photorealistic clarity. Skinny and his friends grow up in a self-sufficient kampong along an unnamed road. Reading about their lives, a distinctive character of their long-gone childhood and of Singapore emerges—raw from a recently concluded war, alive with student riots and social movements.

Among the themes explored by the narrator is one of change, such as the transition from rural to urban living and the role of women in a developing society, as if inevitably the road must lead to it. Stories of love, death and forgiveness line the unnamed road at the heart of life in the kampong.

ISBN: 978-981-09-6487-0

Page Count: 225

Year Published: 2015

Language: English

David Leo

David Leo has published works of both fiction and poetry. His short story Soup of the Day from his collection News At Nine (2003) was one of four works made into short films for the Singapore Writers Festival 2013. Two other stories were adapted for MediaCorp’s award-winning TV series The Singapore Short Story Project: “Picnic” from Wive, Lovers & Other Women (2012) and “The Story of a Good Man” from The Sins of the Fathers & Other Stories (1993).

Ethos Books

Giving voice to emerging and exciting writers from diverse backgrounds, we help foster an environment in which literature and the arts not only survive, but thrive. In short, we nurture the growing literary community in Singapore and throughout the region.

That’s why our authors and their ideas come first. By taking a collaborative approach to publishing, we bring each author‘s voice and vision to fruition. We are always open to new ideas: different ways of working and fresh ways of delivering the unparalleled satisfaction only a good book can bring.

Established in 1997, Ethos Books is an independent book publisher based in Singapore, and an imprint of Pagesetters Services Pte Ltd, a communications and design house.

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