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Author: Colin Cheong
Publish: 2005
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789812480934
Pages: 104
Language: English


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Armed with Contax T2, a Lonely Planet guidebook and a compulsion he doesn't quite understand, Nick, a young photo journalist, travels down the highways of Vietnam to a long-awaited gathering with four dear friends.

In a land where the scars of war are still visible, Nick finds a surprising beauty and humanity among the Vietnamese people and his fellow travelers, reaching a truth within himself that is lucid yet muted.

A novella of youth and urge for discovery and renewal, Tangerine received the Singapore Literature Prize in 1996, and is the only Singaporean novel to be selected for the NLB's READ! Singapore initiative.


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Colin Cheong
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Colin Cheong is one of Singapore"s more prolific contemporary writers. At the age of 15, he interned at the now defunct newspaper New Nation and contributed to an army magazine, Pioneer, during his National Service days. From Secondary 3 till the year before he graduated from university, he was a photographer and stage actor.

He has written or edited nearly 30 books, four of which have won national awards. He won the Singapore Literature Prize in 1996 for his novel, Tangerine, which was written like a travel diary.

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