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Corridor: 12 short stories Corridor Is A Collection Of Short Stories All Set In Present Day Singapore With Unsentimental Clarity And Heartbreaking Honesty, Alfian Sa At Writes About HDB Dwellers Students, Housewives And Factory Workers, Whose Lives Begin To Unravel Once They Discover That Happiness Is A Fragile Thing In A Country Obsessed With Progress And Success.The Characters In Each Story Find Themselves In Situations That Offer Them A Ticket To Hope And Change A Video Camera Transforms The Way A Resentful Daughter Sees Her Widowed Mother A Married Couple Receives Free Holiday Tickets Just When Their Luck Seems To Have Run Out A Girl Encounters A Transvestite On An MRT Train Ride Who Tells Her That She Looks Like A Famous Singer And A Man Enters A Discotheque After A Bitter Divorce And Re Learns The Terror Of Falling In Love All Over Again.Rich In Authentic Detail, With A Sensitive Ear For The Vernacular, Corridor Paints An Elegiac, Revealing Portrait Of Contemporary Singaporeans Who Exist Along The City S Corridors Haunted By Lost Loves, Irrevocable Childhoods, And A Deep Longing To Be Free.Corridor Won The Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award In 1998.


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10 thoughts on “Corridor: 12 short stories

  1. says:

    The writing made me cringe hundreds of times What is with so many local Singaporean writers who over describe, over explain and over symbolize their story Most of them confused me so much in an annoying way I can t wait to see how my professor discusses this collection in class


  2. says:

    If you can ever find this buy it And send it to me Singapore author, short stories best writer in Singapore essentially this book is a collection of short stories about an array of uniquely Singaporean people tragic stories, humanly flawed characters exposes the real issues o...


  3. says:

    9.11.17 12 corridors by Alfian Sa at offers a kaleidoscopic palimpsest of Singaporean characters in the 90s The stories are wistful and imaginative While the characters are strongly rooted in realism, their inner worlds are represented with much colour, pathos and at times, eccentric finesse The themes could border beyond the readers comfort zo


  4. says:

    I love Duel , Video , Umbrella and Corridor Sa at poetically captures the Singaporean landscape via banal imagery which anyone can relate to What strikes me most is the clarity with which he conveys the subtle nuances of every ...


  5. says:

    Short stories of modern day working class Singaporeans, often written in pidgin slang The best were the ones featuring young Gay people Clear, crisp writing, the endings were usually downbeat and sad.


  6. says:

    Essential Beats Catherine Lim s collections hollow.


  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this book of short stories I read it mostly during my mornings in Singapore, while I was there visiting family I found so much of it poignant, moving, and often extremely funny There was one story I found so similar to a story my mom told me of her sister that I wonder a little about the genesis of the story, and whether it maybe refle


  8. says:

    I think it is difficult to write about happiness and hurt without being disparaging, but Alfian Sa at does it well I like that he put careful thought into the kind of symbols and motifs that each story was woven around, and each narrative was both meaningful and relevant.


  9. says:

    It was okay for me Some chapters that I really enjoyed were Video , Umbrella and Bugis.


  10. says:

    This is my second collection of short stories book, my first being Revenge by Yoko Ogawa The stories were a hit and miss for me, some were an interesting peek into a Singaporean s life while others felt forced, as if they were there just the sake for controversy shock factor The one thing I did enjoy about this book in general is the rawness in which the cha


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