5 Ratings
3.6
Language
English
Category
Fiction
Length
7H 16Min

Spider Boys

Author: Ming Cher Narrator: Brendon Fernandez Audiobook and E-book

In the 1950s, the street boys of Singapore caught and bet on their wrestling spiders, gaining not only money but also power and prestige as they won. Backgrounded against age-old vices, superstitions, urban legends, as well as a dangerous world of youth gangs and a tumultuous period in Singapore’s history, Spider Boys is a moving and sensual story that draws the reader into turning its pages as if by a beguiling, hypnotic force, alternating arousing and repelling him. First published by Penguin, New Zealand, in 1995, Spider Boys has been re-edited to not only retain the flavour of colloquial Singapore English in the dialogues, but also improve the accessibility of the novel for all readers by rendering the narrative into grammatical Standard English.

© 2012 by Ming Cher. Introduction copyright © 2012 by Robert Yeo. Published in paper format in Singapore by Epigram Books, recorded by Storyside 2020.

© 2020 Storyside (Audiobook) ISBN: 9789178897544 © 2016 Epigram Books (E-book) ISBN: 9789810736798

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