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The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Two gathers twenty-four of the finest stories from Singaporean writers published in 2013 and 2014, selected from hundreds published in journals, magazines, anthologies and single-author collections. These pieces examine life in Singapore, beyond its borders to Toronto, California, Shanghai, Andhra P ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 368 pages
Published October 2015 by Epigram Books
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Nicole
Anthologies aren't really the first thing I would pick off a shelf. But Wena Poon's writing impressed me. Just to correct not all of the stories are set in Singapore. A bit of confusion there. The start of this collection was not good. Many of the stories were hard to relate, pointless and abrupt.

The stories that I could connected with were Foreign and Domestic by Kirstin Chen, it gave a new perspective to domestic workers. Next was The Crocodile Prince by Ng Yi-Sheng which I really enjoyed. Ot
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Nuraina Abdul Razak
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'll admit, I had pretty low expectations going into this. Shamefully, I've never really read a book from Singaporean writers before so I didn't know what to expect.

I was very pleasantly surprised to find the high quality of short stories in store! My two favourites were Meat Bone Tea by Stephanie Ye and The Judge by Claire Tham.

Definitely gonna actively search for more SingLit books now :)
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Jason Erik Lundberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has lived in Singapore since 2007. His latest publications are a novella, Diary of One Who Disappeared (recipient of a 2013 Creation Grant from Singapore's National Arts Council), and a "greatest hits" fiction collection, Most Excellent and Lamentable: Selected Stories. Epigram Books will publish his first ...more

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