Aspiring Singaporean author writes about cross culture romance19 October, 2011 by Chad
Singaporean writer Raine Koh talks about her upcoming first book, titled Pop Rock Love. The book tells the story of a typically angsty young Singaporean girl, Mimi who finds herself in an affair with a mysterious Japanese dancer. Their romance takes on Murakami-esque tones, when she pursues him to Japan and discovers that he is part of a boy band.
The official synopsis
“Twenty-two year old Mimi was contented with belting out angst-ridden, rock tunes every week at a pub on the island city of Singapore. That is until, she has a whirlwind one-month affair with a mysterious Japanese breakdancer named Yuki. He suddenly disappears and Mimi goes to Tokyo in search of him. She then discovers, with the aid of one of those plasma screens in Shibuya, that Yuki belongs to a boy band. They belong to two different worlds, can their love withstand the pressure?”
Pop Rock Love combines two things rarely seen in Singapore, the literary arts and the exploration of Japanese pop culture beyond the usual otaku fare.
As always we’re keen to lend our help in spreading word of this work. Pop Rock Love will appear in Singaporean bookstores starting this month. It is supported locally by the National Arts Council. More information can be found at at its Facebook page here.
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