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Unrest

Pway Ngon Yeng

Translator Jeremy Tiang

Publisher: Balestier Press

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Summary

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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