Spider Boys

Ming Cher | Penguin Books (NZ) | 1995


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This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, his preloved titles. Written entirely in the street-slang English that is one of the author's native languages, this hypnotic first novel gives a provocative and moving look at the real lives of the street kids of the Third World. Set in the 1950s Singapore, Spider Boys is a devastating portrait of youth that will bring to mind Lord of the Flies and Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha-- but with a raw Southeast Asian flavor that is without precedent in Modern writing.
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