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Book Launch: Kings of Petaling Street

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The Paper Hound Bookshop

344 West Pender Street

Vancouver, BC V6B

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William Tham's first novel, 'Kings of Petaling Street' (Fixi London), will be officially launched in Vancouver this July!

It's a hard-boiled film noir-esque crime drama that takes place in Kuala Lumpur, detailing the rise and fall of Wong Kah Lok's crime empire, set against the backdrop of Malaysia's hazy independence. He sits at uneasy crossroads between his rebellious son, a vengeful inspector losing his memory, an ambitious politician on the hunt for power, and a nameless assassin who quietly arrives in the city.

There will be a short reading, a discussion of the book and contemporary Malaysian/Southeast Asian pulp fiction, and refreshments will be provided. Also featuring talks by Karla Comanda and Gavin Hee.

See you at the Paper Hound on the evening of July 2nd!

The photograph by Wong Hoy Cheong is used as the front cover of the novel. Last Supper; Chronicles of Crime.

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