Contact With Shadow
Romance. Death by Frisbee. Molecular food. An incompetent bureaucrat and a wackedout Hollywood producer. The history of pre-Linotype printing in Singapore....what more could you ask for in a book?
The story: a Cambridge research student comes to Singapore to learn about the island’s pre-Linotype printing history. His wife, an amateur chef, is killed by lightning. Overwhelmed with a sense of loss, he struggles to write his thesis. More often than not, his words are about the woman he still loves. A bureaucratic “assistant” enters the picture, as does a Hollywood producer…
Contact With Shadow is an experience, not just a reading experience.
Contact With Shadow is a beautifully anarchic collage of historical facts and fiction rounded out with love. Spiky and tender, light-hearted and serious, it is informative, fun and moving – an unconventional love letter to a city that few take the time to get to know.
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The rights holder, Stephen Black , has agreed to release Contact With Shadow to the world as a Creative Commons licensed ebook (CC BY-NC-ND) on Aug. 28, 2099. For every copy that ungluers purchase, that date gets sooner. $4,584 of sales will unglue the book TODAY. You can help!
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There is also a version of CWS that features original photographs and illustrations. Would be great to connect this illustrated versiomn with those people who could get it printed and distributed.