!!> Reading ➵ Lions in Winter ➭ Author Wena Poon – Lalaweek.us

Lions in Winter The Model Student Who Breaks His Parents Hearts When He Drops Out Of Medical School To Study Fashion Design In London The Shampoo Girl Who Leaves Singapore For The Hustle And Bustle Of New York S Chinatown The Schoolteacher Whose Anxiety About White People Cripples His Dream Retirement In Toronto The Mother Who Dreams Of An Old World Amidst Changing Landscapes, And An Unlikely Singaporean Family In Nevada Cut Off From The Rest Of The World By An Obsessive Patriarch In This Collection Of 11 Stories, Wena Poon Examines The Quiet Lives Of Displaced Singaporeans Living Abroad And Those In Singapore Who Are Often Torn Between Two Worlds In Their Search For An Imaginary Homeland Poon S Portraits Of Various Lives Share A Common, Constant Yearning To Belong In A Place Made Foreign By Time Or Space Occasionally Humorous But Always With Compassion, She Captures The Rich Inner Lives Of Individuals Who Form Part Of The Kaleidoscopic Yet Wistful Modern History Of Asian Migration Wena Poon, A Singaporean By Birth, Resides In The US.

!!> Reading ➵ Lions in Winter  ➭ Author Wena Poon – Lalaweek.us
  • Paperback
  • 209 pages
  • Lions in Winter
  • Wena Poon
  • English
  • 23 January 2017
  • 9833698719 Edition Language English setting

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➵ Lions in Winter ➭ Author Wena Poon – Lalaweek.us


  1. says:

    Over the summer, I picked up Wena Poon s Lions in Winter after hearing about all the international acclaim it fostered Being nominated for the Frank O Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize definitely caught my attention, although I must silently admit that it doesn t take much for me to be enchanted by any local fiction that champions one of my favorite discourses, post colonial literature.From the first few pages, I felt like I was alongside the characters, breathing and feeling th Over the summer, I picked up Wena Poon s Lions in Winter after hearing about all the international acclaim it fostered Being nominated for the Frank O Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize definitely caught my attention, although I must silently admit that it doesn t take much for me to be enchanted by any local fiction that champions one of my fav...


  2. says:

    Although several of the stories in Wena Poon s Lions in Winter have been published in different places and at different times, the collection as a whole is unified by the common thread of displacement Like the Chinese lions in the snowy New York landscape in the title story, many of her characters are Asians transplanted to the west.Sometimes they also make the journey back to Singa...


  3. says:

    Most of the stories were hard to read, especially since they were not especially insightful The two main themes that the stories claim to discuss are only dealt with handily in a fraction of the stories, such as The Man Who Was Afraid of ATMs Additionally, a few of the stories sounded less like actual stories than complaints about Chinese families On that note, the author does not seem to understand the evolving mentality of Asian families and seems to show a disconnection with the Singaporea Most of the stories were hard to r...


  4. says:

    Lions in Winter may be described as a short story collection, but there are no stories in here.Conflict is the reason stories existbut many of these stories have no conflict The stories follow a tired formula, peering over the shoulder of a character or two and describing the events all around that person The character s have little, if any, actual input in the events of the story Even conflict, wherever it arises, tends to be muted in favour of...


  5. says:

    Over the summer, I picked up Wena Poon s Lions in Winter after hearing about all the international acclaim it fostered Being nominated for the Frank O Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize definitely caught my attention, although I must silently admit that it doesn t take much for me to be enchanted by any local fiction that champions one of my favorite discourses, post colonial literature.From the first few pages, I felt like I was alongside the characters, breathing and feeling th Over the summer, I picked up Wena Poon s Lions in Winter after hearing about all the international acclaim it fostered Being nominated for the Frank O Connor Award and the S...


  6. says:

    I picked this up quite randomly for research But boy was I surprised when I read this I enjoyed all of the stories and could relate to them Maybe because Poon is writing as a Singaporean I could truly feel a connection with the stories and the character s feelings It isn t often I read about such familiar things like MRTs, HDBs and coffee shops.My favourites were Addiction, The Man Who Was Afraid of ATMs, Those Who Serve, Those Who Do Not, Kenny s Big Break and The Shooting Range I was par I picked this up quite randomly for research But boy was I surprised when I read this I enjoyed all of the stories and could relate to them Maybe because Poon is writing as a Singaporean I could truly feel a connection with the stories and the character s feelings It isn t often I read about such familiar things like MRTs, HDBs and coffee shops.My favourites were Addiction, The Man Who Was Afraid of ATMs, Those Who Serve, Those Who Do Not, Kenny s Big Break and The Shooting Range I was particular angry at the last story especially how Henry treats his wife and children I wanna say even though Singaporean Chinese like the older ones can be traditional they are not s...


  7. says:

    I am interested in Singapore Literature because it is like reading what your family members are commenting about each other.I know that the theme of the book is identity gender, national, ethnic and the dichotomy between the individual and the collective However, as the stories go on, the discourse becomes belabored Kenny s Big Break and The Shooting range are examples of stories that are not very credible to be able to elicit discussions about the themes Poon does better with stories tha I am interested in Singapore Literature because it is like reading what your family members are commenting about each other.I know that the theme of the book is identity gender, national, ethnic and the dichotomy between the individual and the collective However, as the stories go on, the discourse becomes belabored Kenny s Big Break and The Shooting range are examples of stories that are not very credible to be able to elicit discussions about the themes Po...


  8. says:

    Fantastic Ranks right up there with first collections from Jhumpa Lahiri, Nam Le, Junot Diaz, and Daniel Alarcon Poon amazingly describes the Singapore experience through the eyes of expats and emigrants, dislocated souls bumping up against new cultures or traditions The ...


  9. says:

    I could identify with the stories, though I don t think the collection is well written I only found one story strongly written.But I still enjoyed reading it The idea of the expat Singaporean and or returnee Singaporean is something I can identify with Her protagon...


  10. says:

    Although I do not usually rave about books of short stories, I loved this I bought my copy in Singapore and could not put it down It says so much about Singaporeans and their culture Each story is so entertaining that it spurs you on to read the next.

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