The Singapore Grip

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The Singapore Grip
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First edition
Author J. G. Farrell
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
1978
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.

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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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