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A View of Stars
A View of Stars

A View of Stars

Stories of Love

Edited by Anitha Devi Pillai, Edited by Felix Cheong


240 Pages, 5.00 x 8.00

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: January 2022

ISBN 9789814928076

Rights: US & CA

Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) (Jan 2022)

Price: $18.95


Especially for fans of love stories comes a collection written by established and new authors. This anthology is partly inspired by true stories and partly by well-known epic tales. A young woman of Peranakan descent in Singapore, a Malayalee woman thousands of miles away from Singapore at the brink of WWII and an interracial couple in current times, all face a similar predicament – Do they break free from conventions and follow their beckoning hearts? A young man with no future nor prospects pines for his one true love in his kampong, a May-December couple's plans for their second chance is threatened, a young impressionable woman falls for a man-child – Will fate give them a helping hand? What if Cinderella's evil stepmother had loved her? What if the hundred nights of pursuit of the 10th-century Japanese court lady Ono Komachi took place in Singapore? What if a single decision, one moment or an unspoken wish changed your life forever?

Author Biography

Anitha Devi Pillai (PhD) is an applied linguist and teacher educator at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where she teaches courses on creative writing, writing pedagogy and writing skills. She has won three teaching excellence awards from NIE (in 2018) and SUSS (in 2013 and 2014). Anitha has authored five books, including From Kerala to Singapore: Voices from the Singapore Malayalee Community (2017), From Estate to Embassy: Memories of an Ambassador (2019), and The Story of Onam (in press), and translated a Tamil historical novel, Sembawang. She has also published short stories and research papers in her areas of research.Felix Cheong was conferred the Young Artist Award for Literature in 2000 by the National Arts Council and is the author of 18 books, including six volumes of poetry, a trilogy of satirical flash fiction, and four children's picture books. His works have been nominated for the prestigious Frank O'Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize. He has three books due to be published in September 2020. Felix holds a Master's degree in creative writing. He has been a sessional staff with the University of Newcastle since 2009. He also teaches part-time with Murdoch University, Curtin University, and the National University of Singapore.