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How the Man in Green Saved Pahang, and Possibly the World (Preorder)


SKU: 9789814901048

Currently taking preorders for this title, orders for this book are expected to be fulfilled by end July 2020.

Winner of the 2020 Epigram Books Fiction Prize

"Really enjoyed delving into the depths of Malaysia through this story. It's a very ambitious novel.”
Balli Kaur Jaswal, author of Sugarbread, Inheritance and Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Joshua Kam

When a renegade prophet vanishes in a cloud of pigeons in Kuala Lumpur, chorister and first witness Gabriel finds himself press-ganged into a wild road trip down the Malaysian coast. Meanwhile, in a sleepy town by the sea, Lydia traces the links between her late grandaunt’s eccentric lover and her involvement in the Communist Emergency. As Lydia and Gabriel enter a shadowy mythology of serpents, Sufi saints and plainclothes gods, they must grapple with the theologies and histories they once trusted, in a country more perilously punk than they’d ever conceived of.

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About the Author
Joshua Kam Chun Wah grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, taking frequent trips with his father down the coastal state of Pahang. A history graduate of Hope College, Michigan, he’s developed a hunger for the mythology of place-names, rebel peasants, and sea gods his family inherited from generations by the water. Dividing his time between Malaysia and graduate school in Michigan, he interviews Nusantara mystics for a living, bakes when he can and drinks when he shouldn’t. How the Man in Green Saved Pahang, and Possibly the World is his first novel.

ISBN: 9789814901048
Format: Paperback
Size: 152 x 225mm
Pages: 272pp
Published: July 2020

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