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If I Could Tell You

If I Could Tell You When nothing is really yours not even the flat you grew up in just where do you call home The residents of Block have a few months before their building is torn down before they are scattered t

  • Title: If I Could Tell You
  • Author: Jing-Jing Lee
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • When nothing is really yours, not even the flat you grew up in, just where do you call home The residents of Block 204 have a few months before their building is torn down, before they are scattered throughout the island into smaller, assigned flats All of them know they will still be struggling to fit their lives into the new flats years later but no one protests No one When nothing is really yours, not even the flat you grew up in, just where do you call home The residents of Block 204 have a few months before their building is torn down, before they are scattered throughout the island into smaller, assigned flats All of them know they will still be struggling to fit their lives into the new flats years later but no one protests No one talks about it even as they are slowly being pushed out of their homes Not Cardboard Lady, an eighty year old woman who sells scraps for a living Not young Alex, who is left homeless after a falling out with Cindy Not Ah Tee, who has worked at the coffee shop on the ground floor of Block 204 for much of his adult life, and whose reaction to the move affects his neighbours in different ways.For some, the tragedy that occurs during their last days in Block 204 is a reminder of old violence, aged wounds For others, new opportunities transpire If I Could Tell You is about silence, the keeping and breaking of it, and what comes after Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 196 pages Published January 21st 2013 by Marshall Cavendish International More Details ISBN13 9789814398626 Edition Language English Literary Awards POPULAR Readers Choice Awards for English Adult 2013 Other Editions 1 All

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    About Author

    1. Jing-Jing Lee says:
      Born and raised in Singapore, Jing Jing graduated from Oxford s Creative Writing Master s in 2011 and has since seen her poetry and short stories published in various journals and anthologies Jing Jing s novella, If I Could Tell You, was published by Marshall Cavendish in 2013 and her debut poetry collection, And Other Rivers, was published by Math Paper Press in 2015 Her novel, How We Disappear Born and raised in Singapore, Jing Jing graduated from Oxford s Creative Writing Master s in 2011 and has since seen her poetry and short stories published in various journals and anthologies Jing Jing s novella, If I Could Tell You, was published by Marshall Cavendish in 2013 and her debut poetry collection, And Other Rivers, was published by Math Paper Press in 2015 Her novel, How We Disappeared, will be out with Oneworld in early 2019

    Comment 838 on “If I Could Tell You

    1. Jim says:
      Beginning in the 1950s Glasgow s clearance programme relocated some 300,000 of the city s residents, many to so called new towns like East Kilbride and Cumbernauld, others to the outskirts of the city in areas like Castlemilk, Drumchapel and Easterhouse What could these people possibly have in common with residents in a tower block in Singapore One word community If you ve ever listened to someone who lived in one the affected areas places like the Gorbals you ll understand These were tight Begi [...]

    2. Bob Wake says:
      From neglected children and lost young adults, to the developmentally disabled and the forgotten elderly, If I Could Tell You is narrated by a wide range of multigenerational and multicultural voices The setting for Lee Jing Jing s graceful debut novel is both exotic and excruciating A condemned public housing apartment building in Singapore Most of its residents have been relocated The skeleton crew of remaining occupants comprise the old, the poor, people who have had trouble finding a ne From [...]

    3. Wong1st says:
      I read this book slowly, that s because I didn t want to miss anything, everything written was so vivid I can picture myself into it, scene by scene page by page.It s very well written with different perspectives of multiple characters But I expected longer time frame of the stories.

    4. Erik Boman says:
      If I could Tell You is a tender mosaic of the inhabitants of a tower block that faces destruction The narration is omniscient and omnipresent, circling in and out of the buildings and the minds of its inhabitants This forms an intriguing collage of voices, but Jing does not stop at intertwining the characters stories they also reflect each other to give the reader insight in misconceptions and conflicting ideas.Hovering in the corner of each person s story is a man s suicide The death and If I c [...]

    5. Jason Lundberg says:
      A heartfelt and polyphonous examination of the lives of residents displaced by an en bloc HDB sale The most tragic of these is Ah Tee, a coffee stall worker whose suicide at the start of the book is the connecting thread that ties all of the various narrative threads of this mosaic novel together Characters come and go throughout the book, and by the end, we have a fairly comprehensive study of how they have been affected by the desperate voluntary death of a man to whom they paid so little at A [...]

    6. Xomez Moraine says:
      This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here for me, this book is ok to be read but not as interesting as i want to

    7. Sarah says:
      I enjoyed reading stories of people who live in a typical Singaporean housing development.

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