!!> Ebook ➥ Glass Cathedral ➦ Author Andrew Koh – Writerscompany.co.uk

Glass Cathedral Definitely worth a read for a bittersweet evocation of young gay manhood in the 90s Relatedly a bittersweet evocation of young gay manhood that doesn t involve anyone dying How about that The protagonist is a young university student who meets James, a rich young bachelor about town, in an English tutorial I was particularly struck by the scene where James asks Co Actual rating 3.5 Finished it in one sitting And I love it The familiar settings of school, mates, family, crosstalk, singlish From both traditional families, we see Colin and James as educated sons struggling with university, society, love the unspoken kind , familial relations and its accompanied obligations They are by no means seen as traditional, they have the mobile opportunity to imagine a better life away from Singapore and its denial of their same sex love rights Where hetronomativity provides a ghastly atmosphere in their love for each other What society deems normal, shows how Colin, James and Norbet are political victims in a society claiming to celebrate diversity on its own stated terms Even the other individual given the stage Rani is a minority, traditionally decked out But like Colin and Norbet is ever so worldly, compassionate and non judgmental I empathized with the protagonists as a gay men, we can be shamed into a A really interesting and important book for its time in Singapore But it really could have benefited from an editor And the description of the nightclub was the most awkward, bizarre description of one that I have ever read Homosexuality and Catholicism in 1960s Singapore Actual rating 3.5 Winner Of The Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award, Glass Cathedral S Sensitive Depiction Of Homosexuality In Conservative Singapore Is A Landmark In Local Literature This Novella Was Part Of A Small Wave Of Gay And Lesbian Themed Drama And Fiction That Appeared In Singapore During The Early 1990s.

About the Author: Andrew Koh

Andrew Koh is best known for his award winning novella Glass Cathedral, which won the 1994 Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award Koh was a founding member of The Necessary Stage and has published various works, from academic papers to poetry He has also co authored several Literature textbooks for schools in Singapore.Koh read English Literature at the National University of Singapore an

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