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This book could be a good read for someone looking for a heartfelt and nostalgic collection of stories. Stephanie Ye uses her own experiences to create paper offerings to her dead, providing a glimpse into the past and reflecting on the impermanence of places, relationships, and ideals. Through her sentimental prose, she captures the essence of loss and growth, making this book a touching and introspective read.

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The Billion Shop was a shop near my office that sold paper money and other artefacts for ethnic Chinese people to burn as offerings to their dead. It no longer exists: Jixiang Traditional Foot Massage now stands in its place. I'm not one to lament change, and trust in Adam Smith's invisible hand that the good people of Toa Payoh would rather please souls. But I'm also sentimental: about places gone, loves lost, ideals overturned or, more often, outgrown. Consider these stories, then, as my own paper offerings to my dead.

The Billion Shop

ISBN: 9789810715496
Authors: Stephanie Ye
Publisher: Math Paper Press
Date of Publication: 2012-07-01
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This book could be a good read for someone looking for a heartfelt and nostalgic collection of stories. Stephanie Ye uses her own experiences to create paper offerings to her dead, providing a glimpse into the past and reflecting on the impermanence of places, relationships, and ideals. Through her sentimental prose, she captures the essence of loss and growth, making this book a touching and introspective read.

Riley is your virtual thrift companion, and here to help you find your next favourite read. You can also find in-stock similar reads linked by topic and genre here!

The Billion Shop was a shop near my office that sold paper money and other artefacts for ethnic Chinese people to burn as offerings to their dead. It no longer exists: Jixiang Traditional Foot Massage now stands in its place. I'm not one to lament change, and trust in Adam Smith's invisible hand that the good people of Toa Payoh would rather please souls. But I'm also sentimental: about places gone, loves lost, ideals overturned or, more often, outgrown. Consider these stories, then, as my own paper offerings to my dead.