City of Small Blessings

Simon Tay | Landmark Books | 2009


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Simon Tay’s long-awaited novel, City of Small Blessings, is layered and nuanced. Telling the story of one man, it is a complex lens that exposes the tragedies and blessings in Singapore.

ISBN: 9789814189194

Cover Type: Softcover

Year Published: 2009

Language: English

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A Singaporean retires, migrates and then returns. Buy, he slowly finds, there is no simple return to the place called home. Once a well-known public figure who contributed to the country, he is now outside the rush of workdays, on the fringe of the city he barely recognizes, distanced from his wife and son, even as he loves them. A letter comes from the government and he begins a journey. In the present, he must find a way to face the new men of authority. In the past, he must confront old sacrifices and struggles. He regrets. He loves. He cycles and discovers…

ISBN: 9789814189194

Cover Type: Softcover

Year Published: 2009

Language: English

Simon Tay

Simon Tay is a writer and public intellectual. His novel, City of Small Blessings, won the 2010 Singapore Literature Prize. The poem ‘Singapore Night Song’ from his 1985 selection of poems, 5, which was highly commended by the Book Council. His latest book of stories is Middle & First (2016). He is concurrently a professor teaching international law at the National University of Singapore and chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, a globally ranked think tank.

Landmark Books

Landmark Books a boutique publishing house producing quality books on Asian subjects. The publisher also provide publishing services and consultancy.


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