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O Singapore!
O Singapore!

O Singapore!

Stories in Celebration


Marshall Cavendish Classics


120 Pages, 4.5 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: July 2022

ISBN 9789814974462

Rights: US & CA

Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) (Jul 2022)
Marshall Cavendish Editions

Price: $15.95


From the playfully satirical pen of Catherine Lim comes the wild, weird and wacky world of O Singapore! This is modern-day Singapore where the campaigns and directives of the unremittingly competent leadership come face to face with the undeniably human fads, foibles and follies of the local people. Using uniquely Singaporean traits as focal points, Lim takes us through the dizzying whirl of these merry collisions with consummate wit and comic inventiveness.This title is being reissued under the new Marshall Cavendish Classics: Literary Fiction series, which seeks to introduce some of the best works of Singapore literature to a new generation of readers. Some have been evergreen titles over the years, others have been unjustly neglected.Authors in the series include Catherine Lim, Claire Tham, Colin Cheong, Michael Chiang, Minfong Ho, Ovidia Yu, and Philip Jeyaretnam.

Author Biography

Doyenne of Singapore's literary circles and one of the leading figures in the world of Asian fiction, Catherine Lim is a household name to many Singaporeans. She has written over 20 books across various genres – novels, short stories, poems and satirical pieces. Lim has won numerous awards for her work, including the National Book Development Council awards in 1982, 1988 and 1990; the Montblanc-NUS Centre for the Arts Literary Award in 1998; and the 1999 regional Southeast Asian Write Award.