Singapore Classic SeriesEpigram Books is known for putting together well-designed and thought-provoking titles. It began as a division of Epigram, the award-winning design firm, but registered as a separate entity in July 2011 to champion local writing.
In the 1950s, the street boys of Singapore caught and bet on their wrestling spiders, gaining not only money but also power and prestige as they won. Spider Boys is a moving and sensual story that draws the reader into turning its pages as if by a beguiling, hypnotic force, alternating arousing and repelling him.
Ricky Star is about a man who strives for career and financial success at the expense of everyone else around him, including even his wife and daughter. At first successful in his endeavour to climb a series of corporate ladders and becoming very rich, Ricky is, in the end, forced to reckon with his past misdeeds and indiscretions.
Green is the colour
Green is the Colour explores how people of different races face the challenges of living together. The story centres on Yun Ming and Siti Sara falling in love with each other in 1969 period in Malaysia. How do the protagonists resolve their excruciatingly different circumstances in their fight to stay together?
Scorpion Orchid follows the lives of four young men—a Malay, an Eurasian, a Chinese and a Tamil, against a backdrop of racial violence and political factions struggling for dominance. Excerpts from classical Malay and colonial English sources appear throughout the narrative, illuminating the roots and significance of this period in history.
In The Immolation, Goh’s take on issues of national identity, war, and self-discovery has contemporary relevance not just to Asian readers, but an international audience.