The Billion Shop

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Sentimental stories as paper offerings to the dead.

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.

The Billion Shop

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ISBN: 9789810715496
Authors: Stephanie Ye
Publisher: Math Paper Press
Date of Publication: 2012-07-01
Goodreads rating: 4.07
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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.
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Sentimental stories as paper offerings to the dead.

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