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This sixth issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Laos. Inside these pages, you’ll find: the high cost of cheap footwear by celebrated novelist and translator Ken Liu; the consequence of domesticating mythical beasts by rising star Eka Kurniawan (translated by Tiffany Tsao); a mind-bending fa ...more
Paperback, Spring 2016, 128 pages
Published April 2016 by Epigram Books
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May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a terrifying book. LONTAR marks my first attempt in reading spectacular fiction and non-fiction – and I’m already hooked. I’ll talk about my favourites here!

It starts with a bang. Ken Liu’s Running Shoes is the most magnetic out of the lot. As someone who’s trying to curate a ethical wardrobe, it pains me to read about the devastating cost of cheap fashion (in this case, footwear). It may be fiction, but the premise is very much real.

Caronang is another highlight. Who knew a mystical beast
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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 his first novel (and 25th book), A Fickle and Restless Weapon (2020), a related novella, Diary of One Who Disappeared (2019, recipient of a 2013 Creation Grant from Singapore's National Arts Council), and a "greatest hits" short fiction collecti ...more

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