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Tong Lei

 

About Tong Lei

It is his 21st birthday. Xiaoyou decides to take a second chance with his ex-boyfriend, a man 25 years older than him. Will they be able to last? Is Xiaoyou looking for true love or yearning for fatherly love?

At a party organised by his gay friend, Alan, Ah Soo receives a shocking revelation from a woman carrying a toddler. Ah Soo flees the party before it ends - but he cannot to escape the destiny that binds them together.

Shaoqiang’s first day in the army spirals into romantic fantasies the moment he meets his charismatic sergeant. Can he curb his affection, or will he be trapped in a dangerous game?

Kai’en’s mum stumbles upon her son in the embrace of his “housemate”. How will she reconcile herself to her son’s sexuality? How will Kai’en come out to his mum?

Seven gripping stories make up Tong Lei, Singapore’s first collection of Chinese short fiction. Each story is based on a true account of from the lives of gay men in contemporary Singapore. Written by Ken Ang, the book is accompanied by two theme songs 剩下 and 放心 by composed and performed by Tin Ang.

This project is brought to you by Oogachaga (OC), the publishers of the popular Singapore Queers of the 21st Century (SQ21) in conjunction with OC’s tenth anniversary.  The book will be launched during IndigNation 2009. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be channeled to OC’s support group programmes and counselling services.

“同类”

二十一岁的小由在生日的当天与分手的男友大熊重修旧好,两人之间的年龄相差二十五岁,这一段忘年的同志之恋是否能持久下去?小由究竟是在追求真爱,抑或只是寻找父爱?

当阿苏赴同志友人亚伦的派对,却遭一名手中抱着小孩的女人质问,后惊悉对方与亚伦的真正身份,阿苏遂不告而别,可是命运的安排,却让阿苏逃不出这一潭浑水;

少强第一天到军营报到,一见到自有一股迷人魅力的上士长伟建,就立即产生了好感和遐想,发展下去,到底少强能否把持得住,还是不自觉的堕入一段玩火的游戏中?

凯恩的母亲无意中看到,自己的儿子和对方口中所谓的好朋友兼室友紧紧抱在一起,她该如何接受自己的儿子是同志,而凯恩又该如何向自己的母亲出柜呢?

以上故事情节,加上其它七则故事,即是小说集“同类”之骨干,由在今年欢庆成立十周年的鸥晰(OC)继受欢迎的英文同志作品集SQ21之后,所出版的首本新加坡中文男同志小说集,文字工作者洪肯撰写,音乐人肆巷叁弄词曲创作了主题曲“剩下”和“放心”,由品鸣演唱。

本书故事采撷自真实故事加以编写,反映了本地男同志的生活面貌,并窥探了新加坡当下同志文化之层面,于今年度的“同志月”(IndigNation)推出面市。

另一方面,本书收益所得,将悉数归于欧晰(OC),以充提供辅导和互助小组之用。

Where to get Tong Lei
If you are interested to get a copy of Tong Lei, you will be able to buy a copy at the following locations or do direct order from us.

 

Club One Seven Sauna
17 Upper Circular Road, Singapore 058415

SportsmenAsia
133 New Bridge Road #03-36, Chinatown Point (beside Chinatown MRT Station, Exit E)
Singapore 059413

Fridae Online Shop
www.fridae.com

SelectBook
19 Tanglin Road #03-15 Tanglin Shopping Centre Singapore 247909

PLU Spa in Johor Baru 
7 Jalan Tun Abdul Razak Susur 1/1 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

PLU Cafe 
1G Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 545513