The Singapore Grip

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The Singapore Grip
First edition
Author J. G. Farrell
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 558
ISBN ISBN 0-297-77445-X
Preceded by The Siege of Krishnapur

The Singapore Grip is a novel by J. G. Farrell. It was published in 1978 one year before his death.


The Singapore Grip is satirical book about events following Japan's entry into the Second World War by invading South East Asia and swiftly occupying Singapore. The story centres on a British family who control one of the colony's leading trading companies. The title derives from a slang phrase describing a sexual technique sometimes used by prostitutes.

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