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The Wayang at Eight Milestone: Stories & Essays

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This long overdue collection gathers together sixteen of Gregory Nalpons short stories, eleven of his essays, and a selectionof his sketches of life in coffee shops, hawker stalls and samshu shops. Through his writing, Nalpon poignantly records a lost,rich world: the colourful, exciting and sometimes perilous Singapore of half a century ago.

With this collection, a vital Singaporean voice is finally recovered. Nalpons inspired blend of close observation, legend, localsuperstition and peculiarly eclectic reading results in some of the most imaginative and exciting writing produced in Singaporeduring the 1960s and 1970s, including authentic descriptions of indigenous culture and working-class men and women rarelyfound in Singaporean writing of the period.