Long John Silver Vol. 1: Lady Vivian Hastings by Dorison, Xavier; Mathieu Lauffray (Illus.)
Twenty years after the events of Treasure Island, Lady Vivian Hastings knocks on Dr Livesey's door. Her hated husband has sent word from the Amazon: He has found the fabled city of Guiana-Capac, and his brother is to sell the entire domain to pay for an expedition, dispossessing Vivian in the process. So the lady has come to seek the one man who can help her: Long John Silver…
Cinebook Recounts Vol. 2: The Falklands War by Rideau, J; B. Asso; D. Chauvin; M. Uderzo
In 1982, conflict erupts between Great Britain and Argentina, putting important forces into play. Argentina decides to seize the Falkland Islands, which had been occupied by the United Kingdom since the beginning of the 19th century. On April 2, an island landing of Argentine forces succeeds, taking the government of Margaret Thatcher by surprise. Argentina asserts its sovereignty over the Islands. While hoping for a diplomatic solution, No. 10 Downing Street prepares a large-scale operation to regain control of the Falkland Islands. Along with the use of traditional combat techniques, these operations also provide an extraordinary test of modern electronic weaponry.
Yakari Vol. 8: Yakari And The White Fleece by Derib (Illus.)
A strange eagle has wounded a brave from Yakari's tribe and stolen his talisman. To recover it and allow the man to wake from his unnatural slumber, young Yakari will have to climb a mountain to find the eagle's nest. Forced to go alone when Little Thunder can't follow anymore, he will have to make new friends-with sure feet and warm coats-and brave the majestic bird's proud anger.
Donovan Twins: Olympic Mind Games by Ronsson, Robert
2012 - Britain is gripped by Olympic Games fever, the world has a climate crisis, and his twin sister is an Olympic swimming sensation, but 13-year-old Jack Donovan has something much more worrying on his mind. A sinister face from Jack's nightmare has appeared as a game icon on his computer and he is convinced a superior intelligence is responsible. The supposedly simple computer game becomes hypnotic and draws him in, totally. Someone or something is playing mind games. Hiding out in the safest place in the UK - London's Olympic Village - Jack is fighting a force committed to global destruction. When the survival of the planet is at stake and there's only one person in the world you can trust, would you be able to stay in the game?
Fairytales In The End by De Rozario, Tania; Eric Low; Ng Yi-Sheng
These are fairytales -but not quite your regular tales of the damsel in distress and knight in shining armour. These are modern tales of love, identity, and belonging…not mere romantic pizzazz, but some of the things that really matter at the end of it all. Please order this book directly from The Substation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Odds And Sods by Gray, Lawrence
This is a collection of short stories and essays from Lawrence Gray, a much-loved screenplay-writer. The work is unpredictable and varied. The items range from straightforward tales in classic short story format to work that are more experimental in nature.
Rain On The Pacific Coast by Elbert Siu Ping Lee
Rain on the Pacific Coast is a tapestry of human experience in which desires and passing worlds criss-cross, collude, and collide. Each poem is a tiny spark that flies off in various types of encounter, giving significance and illumination to seemingly brief and mundane moments of daily existence.
Shadows In Deferment by Linder, Birgit Bunzel
A distinguished single-author poetry collection in free verse. The poet is serious in understanding people, relationships, languages, cultures, religions and the meaning of existence. The poems are lyrical and analytical, showing great skill in language. They refer to international and local events and personalities, ideas and philosophies
Chasing Light: A Collection Of Poems by Patricia Glinton-Meicholas
This is Patricia's third book of poetry. A challenging and controversial complexitity of opinion pervades the collection, accurately signalled by the double-entendre of the title.
Literary Migrations: Traditional Chinese Fictions In Asia (17Th-20Th Centuries) by Salmon, Claudine (Ed.)
This book was written between 1981 and 1986, was first published in 1987, and has been out of print since. Since then more works especially in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Western languages have appeared which are mainly concerned with cultural exchanges between China and the countries of East Asia. Moreover a new interest has arisen among scholars from various countries on what has been termed "Asian translation traditions" and conferences are regularly organized on this topic. Judging from this rising interest in translation history, this book on traditional Chinese fiction in Asia, which sets the question of Asian translations into a general framework, and so far has no equivalent, is still of service to researchers.
Not The Same Family by Soh, Russ
Not The Same Family is a collection of ten short stories that engage an array of families-both conventional and unconventional. Settings spanning from as far as Boston, USA and Perth in Australia to the local neighbourhoods of Singapore, Not The Same Family brings difficult issues confronting the modern Singaporean family to the forefront-navigating many facets of this volatile landscape we call family while uncovering the individual so often buried under its weight.
My Mother-In-Law's Son by Chia, Josephine
My Mother-In-Law's Son centres round a Peranakan woman, Swee Gek, who is in an abusive marriage but is constrained by the limitations of women in her time to take positive action. Her marriage is further strained by Choy Yan, the eponymous Mother-In-Law of the title, whose values are archaic and patriarchal. Taking place in a 1949-1950 Singapore that is just recovering from the onslaught of the Japanese War, Swee Gek's Chinese husband, Wong Kum Chong, is inadvertently drawn into anti-colonial activities by a communist agitator, Teng Xin Nan. Narrated from the perspectives of these different characters, My Mother-In-Law's Son is a revealing story of a Singapore and her people struggling to find their feet in the aftermath of a war.
Island Of Silence by Su Wei-Chen; Jeremy Tiang (Trans.)
Island of Silence is a mesmerising psychological portrait of evasion. Chen-mian, a young Taiwanese woman with a troubled background, can't bear the reality of her life, and creates an idealised fantasy existence - 'the other Chen-mian', a happily-married woman with a stable, loving family. Chen-mian is obsessed with islands, finding them safer and more contained than larger pieces of land. She travels to Hong Kong, Bali and Singapore, trying to find a secure hiding place. The lives of the two Chen-mians become more surreal and intertwined, and it becomes difficult to tell where reality ends and fantasy begins.
Little Things: An Anthology Of Poetry by Loh Chin Ee, Angelia Poon & Esther Vincent (Eds.)
In this selection of more than 80 poems from Singapore and around the world, poets look afresh at things mundane and universal, from birth to growing up and first love to old age and death. Works by established Singapore poets such as Boey Kim Cheng, Lee Tzu Pheng, Arthur Yap and Cyril Wong and well-known international poets such as e. e. cummings, Billy Collins, Derek Walcott and Raymond Carver are set alongside poems by younger published poets such as Joshua Ip, Teng Qian Xi and Theophilus Kwek and previously unpublished poems in this refreshing anthology.
Viewing Party, The by Yong Shu Hoong
This book by Singapore Literature Prize winner Yong Shu Hoong features more than just poetry. There is also a ghostly tale at its core, complete with prose poems and micro fiction of exactly 100 words each, as well as annotated excerpts from an abandoned work.
Azalea Dreams, Bamboo Lives by Wee Kiat
Azalea Dreams, Bamboo Lives tells the story of Siok Yi and Kok Wah, who grew up amidst the promise of a new China on Gulangyu island during the tumultuous years of the Chinese civil war. Condemned and persecuted for living their ideals, they elope to the colony of Singapore, hoping to build a new world for themselves. Haunted by the ghosts they left behind and faced with the same challenges they thought they had escaped, they find themselves caught in a web of intrigue and deceit, as they struggle to keep their dreams and love alive in a world at war. This sweeping work of historical fiction brings alive the emotions of that turbulent era, when great powers and ideologies tussled for control, inflicting unimaginable costs on the denizens of a Singapore slowly moving towards independence.
Loss, Lies And Longing by Putu Oka Sukanta
The short stories in this volume portray the experiences of survivors of violence. Sukanta delves deep into ordinary suffering, using his keen eye for the mundane to expose extraordinary contradictions. Sukanta's work transcends location and the kinds of longing he evokes in his stories are ones we can all share.
Mastering The Art Of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir Of Food And Longing by Von Bremzen, Anya
Born in a surreal Moscow communal apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen, Anya von Bremzen grew up singing odes to Lenin, black-marketeering Juicy Fruit gum at school, and longing for a taste of the mythical West.. In this sweeping, tragicomic memoir, Anya recreates seven decades of the Soviet experience through cooking and food, and reconstructs a moving family history spanning three generations. Her narrative is embedded in a larger historical epic: Lenin's bloody grain requisitioning, World War II starvation, Stalin's table manners, Khrushchev's kitchen debates, Gorbachev's disastrous anti-alcohol policies and the ultimate collapse of the USSR.
Aunty Lee's Delights by Yu, Ovidia
Wise, witty and charming, Aunty Lee's Delights is a spicy adventure about love, friendship, and food in Singapore, where money flows freely and people of many religions and ethnicities coexist peacefully, but where tensions lurk just below the service, sometimes with deadly consequences.
Other Cities, Other Lives by Chew Kok Chang
Other Cities, Other Lives is a collection of micro-fiction from one of Singapore's pioneer Chinese writers that features characters living through a time of volatile change in the region. Short travelogues are populated with swindlers and enterprising tour guides, where nothing is as it seems. Closer to home, husbands, wives and children are captured in a state of flux. Told in the elegant, spare style of a Chinese scholar, this is the first collection of Chew Kok Chang's works to be translated into English.