By J. G. Farrell
Singapore, 1939: existence at the eve of global struggle II simply isn't what it was for Walter Blackett, head of British Singapore's oldest and strongest enterprise. regardless of how forcefully the police holiday one strike, the natives pass on strike in different places. His daughter retains entangling herself with the main improper beaus, whereas her meant fit, the son of Blackett's companion, is an idealistic sympathizer with the League of countries and a vegetarian. company should be booming—what with the warfare in Europe, the Allies are determined for rubber and helpless to withstand Blackett's price-fixing and marketplace manipulation—but anything is inaccurate. nobody suspects that the realm of the British Empire, of fastened barriers among periods and international locations, is ready to return to a negative end.
A love tale and a struggle tale, a tragicomic story of a urban lower than siege and a demise lifestyle, The Singapore Grip completes the “Empire Trilogy” that started with Troubles and the Booker prize-winning Siege of Krishnapur.
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