Exile or Pursuit
by Chia Joo Ming
Exile or Pursuit tells the story of Hok Leong, whose family runs a won ton noodle stall in a food centre. It follows his experiences through school, national service (compulsory military service), and early adulthood, detailing in the process a distinct period in the Singapore socio-historical formation and experience.
(Singapore Literature Prize 2016)
Original language: Chinese (Singapore)
Translated by Sim Wai Chew
Publication date: June 2019