The Widower

Mohamed Latiff Mohamed | Epigram Books | 2015

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Former political detainee and professor Pak Karman loses his wife in a car accident. The intensity of his mourning causes him to become untethered from his sanity. As reality, memory and fantasy become more and more blurred, he must come to terms with his past actions before his grief overwhelms him completely. Mohamed Latiff Mohamed’s novel, hailed as a landmark in modernist Malay fiction, is an unsettling tale of psychic disintegration and obsessive love.

ISBN: 9789814615129

Page Count: 140

Year Published: 2015

Language: English

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Former political detainee and professor Pak Karman loses his wife in a car accident. The intensity of his mourning causes him to become untethered from his sanity. As reality, memory and fantasy become more and more blurred, he must come to terms with his past actions before his grief overwhelms him completely. Mohamed Latiff Mohamed’s novel, hailed as a landmark in modernist Malay fiction, is an unsettling tale of psychic disintegration and obsessive love.

ISBN: 9789814615129

Page Count: 140

Year Published: 2015

Language: English

Mohamed Latiff Mohamed

Mohamed Latiff Mohamed is known for his bold writing and sharp social commentary through his works, from novels to short stories and poems. Through rich imagery and words far from flowery, Latiff’s works echo the struggle of the marginalized and the silenced in post-independent Singapore. Latiff is a three-time winner of the Singapore Literature Prize, and was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2013.

Epigram Books

An independent publisher based in Singapore, Epigram Books is known for putting together well-designed and thought-provoking titles. It began as a division of the multiple award-winning communications design firm Epigram but registered as a separate entity in July 2011 to champion Singaporean literature.

It is best known for the middle grade series, The Diary of Amos Lee, which has sold over 240,000 copies worldwide. Other landmark publications include translations of Cultural Medallion winners and new editions of out-of-print classic Singaporean novels.

In 2014, a debut short story collection Epigram Books published, Ministry of Moral Panic by Amanda Lee Koe, unanimously won the Singapore Literature Prize for English Fiction.

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