9th of August
Finalist for the 2017 Epigram Books Fiction Prize
Six suicide bombers have slipped into Singapore. Their mission: to set off explosives on the country’s 55th National Day.
They were sent by Tun, an Afghan with a tragic past. Trying to stop them is Inspector Rahim, who is tracking a new terror group. And caught up in the plot is Henry, a single parent whose wife revealed a terrible secret on her deathbed.
“Playing on that very real fear and threat of terrorism haunting our shores, Andre Yeo’s 9th of August paints a dark, startlingly unambiguous and uncompromising picture of what might happen when terror does strike, and why.”
—Cyril Wong, Judge, Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2017
About the Author
Andre Yeo is a news editor at The New Paper, where he works with reporters and edits commentaries. He has been a journalist for 22 years.
In 2014, he self-published his first book, Home: 50 50-word Stories to Celebrate Singapore’s 50th Birthday. He and his wife, a teacher, have three daughters and a son. 9th of August is his first novel.
Size: 152 x 225mm
Published: May 2018