First Loves

The first 19 stories in the collection trace the countless experiences and escapades of Ah Leong, inextricably interwined with those of his family and friends. As the stories develop, Ah Leong comes of age he gets a job, falls in love, enlists in National Service, and learns, often with youthful ingenuity and zeal, how to sidestep some of life s complications. This book also includes two prizewinning stories: Campfire won 2nd prize in the 1983 National Short Story Writing Competition, and Evening Under Frangipani won 1st prize in the same competition in 1985. Both stories effectively explore the vulnerability of first love and the emptiness that follows.

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The first 19 stories in the collection trace the countless experiences and escapades of Ah Leong, inextricably interwined with those of his family and friends. As the stories develop, Ah Leong comes of age he gets a job, falls in love, enlists in National Service, and learns, often with youthful ingenuity and zeal, how to sidestep some of life s complications. This book also includes two prizewinning stories: Campfire won 2nd prize in the 1983 National Short Story Writing Competition, and Evening Under Frangipani won 1st prize in the same competition in 1985. Both stories effectively explore the vulnerability of first love and the emptiness that follows.

 

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

Paperback

2009

ISBN: 9789812618979