The Pensioner – S$26.00

Nominated for the Popular Readers’ Choice Award 2020

Khalid Arshad lives in retirement with his wife Azizah in a suburb of George Town, Penang. He has had a disappointing career in the civil service, the result both of adverse circumstances at work and of innocent missteps on his own part. Having initially enjoyed retired life he begins to show symptoms of boredom until he runs into Bala, a friend from his schooldays, who introduces him to the joys of reading. In the course of his regular trips into town in search of second-hand books, he begins to discover aspects of his native city that had previously remained hidden from him. Although the story is about the life of one individual, it also shows how easily a country’s politics, administration and culture can change within a single lifetime. The events and characters that we encounter may not have required any particular setting to be brought to life, but the fabric on which the narrative is woven makes this a distinctively Malaysian novel.

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Description

  • Title: The Pensioner
  • Author: Adam Said
  • ISBN: 9789670311401
  • Book Size: 130mm x 190mm
  • Weight: 352g
  • No. of pages: 292p
  • Price: S$26.00 (before tax)
  • Year: 2019
  • Finish: Paperback
  • Published by: Gerakbudaya
  • Printing: B/W
  • Genre: Fiction

Additional information

Weight 352 g
Dimensions 13.0 × 19.0 cm

Gerakbudaya

Established in 2000, and nominated for 2020’s Prix Voltaire, Gerakbudaya is a publisher and distributor of books that embody social awareness, critical and alternative perspectives, and the hidden histories of Malaysia, Southeast Asia and the wider world we live in.

Gerakbudaya is dedicated to the circulation of timely and important books, to breaking down artificial barriers between writers/thinkers and between institutions and the outside world, and generating informed discussions on important issues in Malaysian life by providing different views and fresh insights.

As a publisher, alongside our academic imprint Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD), we are committed to publishing original and thought provoking books which produce a critical awareness of Malaysian politics, history, culture and society.

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