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By The Book: New Epigram Releases – July 2020

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This July, Epigram is releasing four brand new titles, each one so different, you’re sure to find at least one worth reading all at one go when you pick them up.

How the Man in Green Saved Pahang, and Possibly the World 
Joshua Kam’s debut novel and winner of the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2020 is finally here, and promises a rip-roaring adventure across Malaysia. Gabriel is persuaded to follow the titular man after witnessing events that can’t be easily explained, whileLydia is also crossing the country after reading revealing letters about her late grandaunt. But nothing can prepare them for their biggest trial: the end of the world as they know it.

Ace Agent Spycat and the Flying Sidekick
Darren Lim’s first book in the Ace Agent Spycat series is adapted from his award-winning animation short, Spycat and the Paper Chase. The popular tourist resort island of Boracay has been turned into a wintry wasteland by the Penguin King, Blackwing! It’s up to FELINE agent Spycat and his new partner Rockcat to stop this climate disaster before it’s too late. But even before that can happen, both agents have to learn to work together. Aimed at middle-grade readers.

The Trouble with Foreign Workers
Activist and vice president of Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) Alex Au explores Singapore’s community of foreign workers and why Singaporeans have an addiction to cheap labour, along with the consequences it has on the vulnerable migrant worker community. How can we change our mindset towards these people who have had to relocate to help their loved ones back home?

Dying to Meet You: Confessions of a Funeral Director
This second edition of the popular memoir by funeral director and “life celebrant” Angjolie Mei, features new chapters, including one relating to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its effects on how we mark the final journeys of our loved ones. Find out why Angjolie decided to leave a corporate career to become a funeral director, and how she is helping families to grieve and heal.

Shop for Epigram’s new releases on their website here Check out Epigram’s YouTube channel for video exclusives with your favourite authors. 

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