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The Singapore Grip

Author: J.G. Farrell.

The Singapore Grip

Author: J.G. Farrell.

$19.99 $3.98
Item #: D31222
Format: Paperback
Pages: 688
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781474613941
Life in 1939 Singapore just isn't what it used to be for Walter Blackett, head of Britain's oldest trading firm there. As strikes and unrest trouble the streets, his daughter Joan keeps bringing home unsuitable beaus. Meanwhile her intended match, the son of Walter's partner, is an idealistic sympathizer with the League of Nations, and a vegetarian, no less.... More
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Life in 1939 Singapore just isn't what it used to be for Walter Blackett, head of Britain's oldest trading firm there. As strikes and unrest trouble the streets, his daughter Joan keeps bringing home unsuitable beaus. Meanwhile her intended match, the son of Walter's partner, is an idealistic sympathizer with the League of Nations, and a vegetarian, no less. Business is booming, with the Allies paying top dollar for Walter's rubber resources, but he has no inkling that the war is coming to them, and that the British Empire itself is drawing to an end. This satirical 1978 novel completes J.G. Farrell's Booker Prize winning trilogy, following Troubles and The Siege of Krishnapur.

"A brilliant, complex, richly absurd and melancholy monument to the follies and splendors of Empire."—Times Literary Supplement (London)


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