Unrest

GBP 13.99

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

‘The fiery radicals became businessmen, housewives, and pensioners — ordinary people. Yet such ordinary people once shook the world, and could do so again.’— The White Review

Book Reviews by Writing Chinese at University of Leeds

Mentioned in The Guardian Best Books of 2017 by Indie Publishers

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

SKU: 9781911221067 Category:

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

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