The Singapore Grip
by J. G. Farrell
Book Club Associates, 1978, hardcover, dustjacket,
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket has minor edge and shelf wear
'J. G. Farrell's new novel is set in the city of Singapore during the Second World War. 1942 finds the partners of Blackett and Webb, a prosperous merchant house, ready to celebrate the firm's jubilee with appropriate pomp. But unluckily for them the events in Singapore that year take a rather unexpected turn. At a crucial moment the elder partner, Mr Webb, dies. His son Mathew is summoned from Europe, and Walter Blackett's plan for an advantageous marriage for his daughter Joan runs into difficulties.
This is a novel on the grand scale, as brilliant in its narrative power as it is in its historical and social analysis.'