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Singapore Noir
by Tan, Cheryl Lu-Lien (edt.)
Publish: Jun 2014
ISBN-13: 9781617752353
ISBN-10:1617752355
Status:Published

Price: S$23.61

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"Singapore, with its great wealth and great poverty existing amid ethnic, linguistic, and cultural tensions, offers fertile ground for bleak fict
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"Singapore, with its great wealth and great poverty existing amid ethnic, linguistic, and cultural tensions, offers fertile ground for bleak fiction, as shown by the 14 tales in this solid Akashic noir anthology...Tan has assembled a strong lineup of Singapore natives and knowledgeable visitors for this volume exploring the dark side of a fascinating country."
--Publishers Weekly

Launched with the summer �04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.

Brand-new stories by: Colin Goh, Simon Tay/Donald Tee Quee Ho, Philip Jeyaretnam, Colin Cheong, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Monica Bhide, S.J. Rozan, Lawrence Osborne, Suchen Christine Lim, Ovidia Yu, Damon Chua, Johann S. Lee, Dave Chua, and Nury Vittachi.

From the introduction by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan:

“Say Singapore to anyone and you’ll likely hear one of a few words: Caning. Fines. Chewing gum.

For much of the West, the narrative of Singapore--a modern Southeast Asian city-state perched on an island on the tip of the Malay Peninsula--has been marked largely by its government’s strict laws and unwavering enforcement of them...As much as I understand these outside viewpoints, I have always lamented that the quirky and dark complexities of my native country’s culture rarely seem to make it past its borders...

Beneath its sparkling veneer is a country teeming with shadows...And its stories remain. The rich stories that attracted literary lions W. Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling to hold court at the Raffles Hotel (where the Singapore Sling was created) are still sprinkled throughout its neighborhoods. And in the following pages, you’ll get the chance to discover some of them...

You’ll find stories from some of the best contemporary writers in Singapore--three of them winners of the Singapore Literature Prize, essentially the country’s Pulitzer: Simon Tay, writing as Donald Tee Quee Ho, tells the story of a hard-boiled detective who inadvertently wends his way into the underbelly of organized crime, Colin Cheong shows us a surprising side to the country’s ubiquitous cheerful ‘taxi uncle,� while Suchen Christine Lim spins a wistful tale of a Chinese temple medium whose past resurges to haunt her...

As for mine, I chose a setting close to my heart--the kelongs, or old fisheries on stilts, that once dotted the waters of Singapore but are gradually disappearing. I have a deep sense of romance about these kelongs, along with the many other settings, characters, nuances, and quirks that you’ll see in these stories. They’re intense, inky, nebulous. There is evil, sadness, a foreboding. And liars, cheaters, the valiant abound.

This is a Singapore rarely explored in Western literature--until now. No Disneyland here; but there is a death penalty.�
Mistletoe And Holly:classic Christmas Stories
by Livshin, Julia
Publish: Nov 2014
ISBN-13: 9781493007479
ISBN-10:1493007475
Status:Published

Price: S$21.90

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<DIV> A collection of heartwarming, humorous, and thought-provoking Christmas stories from days gone by.</div>

<DIV> A collection of heartwarming, humorous, and thought-provoking Christmas stories from days gone by.</div>
Copenhagen Tales
by Constantine,Helen | Shankland,Lotte
Publish: Nov 2014
ISBN-13: 9780199689118
ISBN-10:0199689113
Status:Published

Price: S$21.98

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Tales From The Emerald Isle And Other Green Shores:classic Irish Stories
by Quinlin, Michael
Publish: Mar 2015
ISBN-13: 9781493007646
ISBN-10:1493007645
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$19.90

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<span><span>Explore what it means to be Irish with this compelling and uncommon collection of stories.</span></span><br /&g
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<span><span>Explore what it means to be Irish with this compelling and uncommon collection of stories.</span></span><br /><span><span><br/></span><span>Featuring both famous authors and forgotten ones, these twenty literary gems offer a colorful kaleidoscope of perspectives on the Irish people and their character. Here are stories of daring patriots and reluctant warriors, magical musicians and young lovers, conniving landlords and hearty peasants, greenhorn immigrants and longtime transplants with an undying love of the old country. From the hills of Connemara to the streets of New York and the deserts of North Africa, these stories bring to light the odyssey of the intrepid Irish. They are sure to inspire, entertain, and enlighten-or at the very least, make you smile.</span><span><br/><br/></span><span>With works from:</span><span><br/><br/></span><span>Liam O'Flaherty, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Butler Yeats, Sarah Orne Jewett, George Moore, Frank Mathew, Samuel Lover, Bram Stoker, Katharine Tynan, Ellis N. Myles, Finley Peter Dunne, T. Crofton Croker, William Larminie, Lady Gregory, William M. Thackeray, Alexander Young, John McElgun, George A. Birmingham, Kate Douglas Wiggin</span></span>
Vienna Tales
by Constantine,Helen | Holmes,Deborah
Publish: Nov 2014
ISBN-13: 9780199669790
ISBN-10:0199669791
Status:Published

Price: S$21.98

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Faceoff
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Publish: Oct 2014
ISBN-13: 9781410472731
ISBN-10:1410472736

Price: S$48.83

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A Regency Yuletide
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Publish: Dec 2015
ISBN-13: 9781410483935
ISBN-10:1410483932
Status:Published

Price: S$45.87

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The Best American Short Stories 2014
by Egan, Jennifer (Edt) | Pitlor, Heidi (Edt)
Publish: Oct 2014
ISBN-13: 9780547868868
ISBN-10:0547868863
Status:Published

Price: S$22.13

Feng Menglong's <i>treasury Of Laughs</i>:a Seventeenth–century Anthology Of Traditional Chinese Humour
by Hsu, Pi-ching
Edition: Bilingual
Publish: Apr 2015
ISBN-13: 9789004293229
ISBN-10:9004293221
Status:Published

Price: S$208.00

Stories From The Kitchen
by Tesdell, Diana Secker (Edt)
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9781101907597
ISBN-10:1101907592
Status:Published

Price: S$23.68

One Hundred Great Short Stories
by Daley, James (Edt)
Publish: Mar 2015
ISBN-13: 9780486790213
ISBN-10:0486790215
Status:Published

Price: S$14.80

First Thrills
by International Thriller Writers (Cor) | Berry, Steve (Aft)
Publish: Aug 2017
ISBN-13: 9780765398222

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$14.79

Winter Brides : A Year Of Weddings Novella Collection
by ,
Edition: LRG
Publish: Feb 2015
ISBN-13: 9781410475732

Status:Published

Price: S$45.87

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Spring Brides : A Year Of Weddings Novella Collection
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Edition: LRG
Publish: May 2015
ISBN-13: 9781410477972

Status:Published

Price: S$45.87

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Chance Of Loving You:romance Collection
by ,
Publish: Sep 2015
ISBN-13: 9781410481351
ISBN-10:1410481352
Status:Published

Price: S$48.83

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Frankenstein Dreams : A Connoisseur's Collection Of Victorian Science Fiction
by Sims, Michael (Edt)
Publish: Sep 2017
ISBN-13: 9781632860415

Status:Published

Price: S$32.56

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From Mary Shelley to H.G. Wells, a collection of the best Victorian science fiction from Michael Sims, the editor of Dracula's Guest. L
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From Mary Shelley to H.G. Wells, a collection of the best Victorian science fiction from Michael Sims, the editor of Dracula's Guest. Long before 1984, Star Wars, or The Hunger Games, Victorian authors imagined a future where new science and technologies reshaped the world and universe they knew. The great themes of modern science fiction showed up surprisingly early: space and time travel, dystopian societies, even dangerously independent machines, all inspiring the speculative fiction of the Victorian era. In Frankenstein Dreams, Michael Sims has gathered many of the very finest stories, some by classic writers such as Jules Verne, Mary Shelley, and H.G. Wells, but many that will surprise general readers. Dark visions of the human psyche emerge in Thomas Wentworth Higginson's "The Monarch of Dreams," while Mary E. Wilkins Freeman provides a glimpse of “the fifth dimension” in her provocative tale "The Hall Bedroom.' With contributions by Edgar Allan Poe, Alice Fuller, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and many others, each introduced by Michael Sims, whose elegant introduction provides valuable literary and historical context, Frankenstein Dreams is a treasure trove of stories known and rediscovered.
Lifelines:new Writing From Bangladesh
by Farah Ghuznavi
Publish: Jun 2018
ISBN-13: 9789381017845
ISBN-10:9381017840
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$22.20

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The Language They Chose:women’s Writing In Urdu Vol I: Fiction
by Noor Zaheer | Noor Zaheer
Publish: Jun 2018
ISBN-13: 9789384757892
ISBN-10:9384757896
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$44.40

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The Best American Short Stories 2016
by Daz, Junot (Edt) | Pitlor, Heidi (Edt)
Publish: Oct 2016
ISBN-13: 9780544582897
ISBN-10:0544582896
Status:Published

Price: S$22.13

Black Wings Of Cthulhu
by Joshi, S. T.
Publish: Jan 2018
ISBN-13: 9781785656910

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$17.71

The Road Ahead : Fiction From The Forever War
by Bonenberger, Adrian | Castner, Brian
Edition: Reprint
Publish: Feb 2018
ISBN-13: 9781681776316

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$25.19

An English Christmas
by John Julius Norwich
Publish: Nov 2017
ISBN-13: 9781473665927
ISBN-10:1473665922
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$27.93

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Black Feathers : Dark Avian Tales; An Anthology
by Datlow, Ellen (Edt)
Edition: Reprint
Publish: Mar 2018
ISBN-13: 9781681776583

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$24.25

The Best American Short Stories 2017 : Selected From U.S. And Canadian Magazines
by Wolitzer, Meg | Pitlor, Heidi
Publish: Oct 2017
ISBN-13: 9780544582903
ISBN-10:054458290X
Status:Published

Price: S$23.67

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