unrest

Unrest

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by Yeng Pway Ngon

 

When the fervour of revolution is gone, what remains?

 

Four leftist teenagers in 1950s Malaya dedicate themselves to overthrowing colonialism and bringing about a better world. With time, their paths diverge — into capitalism, into adultery, into the dark heart of the Cultural Revolution. Disillusioned and middle-aged, they look back at their lives from the prosperous but soulless 1980s, wondering what has become of their dreams and ideals.

 

Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize

 

 

Translated from the Chinese (Singapore) by Jeremy Tiang

 

ISBN: 978-1-911221-06-7
Publication date: 15 January 2018
Format: Paperback (Demy octavo) 216mm x 138mm
Pages: 220 pp

 
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Synopsis

When the fervour of revolution is gone, what remains?

 

Four leftist teenagers in 1950s Malaya dedicate themselves to overthrowing colonialism and bringing about a better world. With time, their paths diverge — into capitalism, into adultery, into the dark heart of the Cultural Revolution. Disillusioned and middle-aged, they look back at their lives from the prosperous but soulless 1980s, wondering what has become of their dreams and ideals.

 

Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize