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Forrest Gump Book by Winston Groom

Forrest Gump Book
  • Author : Winston Groom
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0307947408
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Summary: The modern classic that inspired the beloved movie starring Tom Hanks. Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama’s football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur. With a voice all his own, Forrest is telling all in a madcap romp through three decades of American history.

The American Dream in "Forrest Gump" Book by Julia Schart

The American Dream in
  • Author : Julia Schart
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 19
  • ISBN Code: 3346036235
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Summary: Pre-University Paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Miscellaneous, grade: 2,0, Fachoberschule und Berufsoberschule Schwandorf, language: English, abstract: The original reason for choosing this topic in particular was in fact, the main idea of the American Dream, the movie primarily deals with. So, once more I was able to get in touch with the deep routed imagination and values which basically make up American society. One year ago, when I finished the Foreign Language School in Regensburg, I was really fascinated by having heard so much about, for example, lifestyle, religion and above all cultural details on the second largest continent of the world. Sometimes people think, living that unlimited American way of life would be the satisfaction of being on earth. At first glance, it might look like this, but it is not always true, especially if you have the chance to delve deeper inside and then you realize the United States of America is not just 50 sparkling stars on our planet, but the country is also a place where you have to fight for your life, for justice and acknowledgement. Before I start describing Forrest Gump and the way he sees everyone all around him, I have to say that I tried to highlight this work with a short interview with the actor Tom Hanks. Unfortunately, I noticed writing a letter to him which he would have had to answer, would have been too uncertain and furthermore it most probably would have taken too much time. Nevertheless, I did my very best to create a short interesting, expressive dissertation.

The Men Who Loved Trains Book by Rush Loving

The Men Who Loved Trains Book
  • Author : Rush Loving
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-05-21
  • Category: Transportation
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN Code: 9780253000644
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Summary: An award-winning account of a crisis in railroad history: “This absorbing book takes you on an entertaining ride.” —Chicago Tribune A saga about one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the land—America’s railroads—The Men Who Loved Trains introduces the chieftains who have run the railroads, both those who set about grabbing power and big salaries for themselves, and others who truly loved the industry. As a journalist and associate editor of Fortune magazine who covered the demise of Penn Central and the creation of Conrail, Rush Loving often had a front-row seat to the foibles and follies of this group of men. He uncovers intrigue, greed, lust for power, boardroom battles, and takeover wars and turns them into a page-turning story. He recounts how the chairman of CSX Corporation, who later became George W. Bush’s Treasury secretary, managed to make millions for himself while his company drifted in chaos. Yet there were also those who loved trains and railroading—and who played key roles in reshaping transportation in the northeastern United States. This book will delight not only the rail fan, but anyone interested in American business and history. Includes photographs

Popular Culture Book by Imre Szeman,Susie O'Brien

Popular Culture Book
  • Author : Imre Szeman,Susie O'Brien
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-07-10
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1119140374
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Summary: Popular Culture: A User’s Guide, International Edition ventures beyond the history of pop culture to give readers the vocabulary and tools to address and analyze the contemporary cultural landscape that surrounds them. Moves beyond the history of pop culture to give students the vocabulary and tools to analyze popular culture suitable for the study of popular culture across a range of disciplines, from literary theory and cultural studies to philosophy and sociology Covers a broad range of important topics including the underlying socioeconomic structures that affect media, the politics of pop culture, the role of consumers, subcultures and countercultures, and the construction of social reality Examines the ways in which individuals and societies act as consumers and agents of popular culture Numerous learning features including case studies, real-life examples, suggested activities, boxed features, a glossary, and an instructor’s manual

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four: Winston Smith's rebellion Book by Gaby Schneidereit

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four: Winston Smith's rebellion Book
  • Author : Gaby Schneidereit
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2005-05-19
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN Code: 3638379272
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Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: gut (2), University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (Anglistisches Institut), course: Proseminar: Utopian Literature, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in 1949, a time characterized by the consequences of the Second World War and the communism of the Eastern Bloc. Winston Smith, the rebelling protagonist of Orwell’s utopia, is one victim of this system. These relevant events of mankind find expression in Orwell’s utopia and form the fundament of its contents. Orwell forecasts the possibility of a black future which might be considered as a warning of the population. Still moved by the upsetting experiences of the earlier years, he tries to make the people aware of the fact how important morality is. Nevertheless it is obvious that Orwell does not give any personal comment about what is going on in the world; his attitude, however, is made visible through the protagonist’s rebellion. That is why this essay aims at the description of Winston Smith’s character and the development of his rebellion – its increase, climax and decrease for which it is necessary to deal with the ideology and the system of the state he lives in. At first, facts about his normal life in Oceania are provided: his outer appearance, his social status depending on his job, his past referring to his family and his former wife. Then, the focus will shift to his love affair with Julia and its effects on Winston’s personality. His real nonconformity evidently starts with the first moment he gets in touch with her. Different subjects like the room in Mr Charrington’s junk shop, O’Brien, a member of the Inner Party, and at last their captivity give the reader an orientation over the stages Julia and Winston are running through.

Blackface, White Noise Book by Michael Rogin

Blackface, White Noise Book
  • Author : Michael Rogin
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1996-06-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 9780520921054
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Summary: The tangled connections that have bound Jews to African Americans in popular culture and liberal politics are at the heart of Michael Rogin's arresting and unnerving book. Looking at films from Birth of a Nation to Forrest Gump, Rogin explores blackface in Hollywood films as an aperture to broader issues: the nature of "white" identity in America, the role of race in transforming immigrants into "Americans," the common experiences of Jews and African Americans that made Jews key supporters in the fight for racial equality, and the social importance of popular culture. Rogin's forcefully argued study challenges us to confront the harsh truths behind the popularity of racial masquerade.

1942 Book by Winston Groom

1942 Book
  • Author : Winston Groom
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 1555847781
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Summary: America’s first year in World War II, chronicled in this “page-turner” by the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of Forrest Gump and The Generals (Publishers Weekly). On December 7, 1941, an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare. To the generation of Americans who lived through it, the Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, and the defining moments of that war were played out in the year 1942. This account covers the Allies’ relentless defeats as the Axis overran most of Europe, North Africa, and the Far East. But by midyear the tide began to turn. The United States finally went on the offensive in the Pacific. In the West, the British defeated Rommel’s panzer divisions at El Alamein while the US Army began to push the Germans out of North Africa. By the year’s end, the smell of victory was in the air. 1942, told with Winston Groom’s accomplished storyteller’s eye, allows us into the admirals’ strategy rooms, onto the battlefronts, and into the heart of a nation at war. “When not drawing in readers with the narrative, Groom is impressing them with his masterful analyses.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Groom has done an artful job of blending the many stories of 1942.” —The Anniston Star

John Marshall Book by Richard Brookhiser

John Marshall Book
  • Author : Richard Brookhiser
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0465096239
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Summary: The life of John Marshall, Founding Father and America's premier chief justice In 1801, a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth chief justice of the United States. He would hold the post for 34 years (still a record), expounding the Constitution he loved. Before he joined the Supreme Court, it was the weakling of the federal government, lacking in dignity and clout. After he died, it could never be ignored again. Through three decades of dramatic cases involving businessmen, scoundrels, Native Americans, and slaves, Marshall defended the federal government against unruly states, established the Supreme Court's right to rebuke Congress or the president, and unleashed the power of American commerce. For better and for worse, he made the Supreme Court a pillar of American life. In John Marshall, award-winning biographer Richard Brookhiser vividly chronicles America's greatest judge and the world he made.

Trauma and Cinema Book by E. Ann Kaplan,Ban Wang

Trauma and Cinema Book
  • Author : E. Ann Kaplan,Ban Wang
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN Code: 9622096247
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Summary: This volume addresses the relation of trauma to transnational modern mass media. The first of its kind, Trauma and Cinema: Cross-Cultural Explorations provides ten essays which explore the ways trauma works itself out as media — in images in (and as) film, photography, and video — in global cultural flows. The focus of our volume on the matrix of trauma, visual media and modernity seeks to engage and go beyond current tendencies in trauma studies. The book discusses how trauma presented in the media spills over national boundaries and can be found in images across divergent cultures in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and America. From the Holocaust to the Chinese Cultural Revolution, from Taiwan’s colonial experience to the catastrophe of Hiroshima, from attempted annihilation of Australian Aborigines to attempted reconciliation in South Africa, these essays offer the reader a plethora of images of trauma for comparison and contrast.

What We Know about Emotional Intelligence Book by Moshe Zeidner,Gerald Matthews,Richard D. Roberts

What We Know about Emotional Intelligence Book
  • Author : Moshe Zeidner,Gerald Matthews,Richard D. Roberts
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-10
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN Code: 0262291614
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Summary: Sorting out the scientific facts from the unsupported hype about emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence (or EI)—the ability to perceive, regulate, and communicate emotions, to understand emotions in ourselves and others—has been the subject of best-selling books, magazine cover stories, and countless media mentions. It has been touted as a solution for problems ranging from relationship issues to the inadequacies of local schools. But the media hype has far outpaced the scientific research on emotional intelligence. In What We Know about Emotional Intelligence, three experts who are actively involved in research into EI offer a state-of-the-art account of EI in theory and practice. They tell us what we know about EI based not on anecdote or wishful thinking but on science. What We Know about Emotional Intelligence looks at current knowledge about EI with the goal of translating it into practical recommendations in work, school, social, and psychological contexts.

The Wolf of Wall Street Book by Jordan Belfort

The Wolf of Wall Street Book
  • Author : Jordan Belfort
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2007-09-25
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN Code: 0553904248
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Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort’s own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It’s an extraordinary story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent: the tale of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices to making hundreds of millions—until it all came crashing down. Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street “Raw and frequently hilarious.”—The New York Times “A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.”—Forbes “A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”—The Sunday Times (London) “Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”—Kirkus Reviews

Ronald Reagan Our 40th President Book by Winston Groom

Ronald Reagan Our 40th President Book
  • Author : Winston Groom
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-03-05
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 1596983159
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Summary: He was one of America’s true greats. As president, he changed the world, developing a successful strategy for defeating Communism, toppling the Soviet Union, and liberating Eastern Europe (while hardly firing a shot). And just as important, he restored an America that had found itself mired in a malaise of falling living standards, moral decay, and what seemed like inevitable decline. Though he was our oldest president, Reagan acted as a tonic, rejuvenating America’s economy, restoring her confidence, and attracting a majority of young voters won over by his vision of making America once again a shining city on a hill. In this superlative biography for young adults, bestselling author Winston Groom—author of Forrest Gump—gives us the full Reagan, from his Midwestern American boyhood, to his early career as a radio sports announcer, to his days as a Hollywood star and his extraordinary political career as a union leader, governor of California, and president of the United States. Covering the gamut of Reagan’s dramatic life, Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President is essential reading, as inspiring as its subject.

El Paso: A Novel Book by Winston Groom

El Paso: A Novel Book
  • Author : Winston Groom
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 163149225X
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Summary: Three decades after the first publication of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom returns to fiction with this sweeping American epic. Long fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars of the early twentieth century, Winston Groom brings to life a much-forgotten period of history in this sprawling saga of heroism, injustice, and love. El Paso pits the legendary Pancho Villa against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known only as the Colonel—whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. But when Villa kidnaps the Colonel’s grandchildren and absconds into the Sierra Madre, the aging New England patriarch and his son head to El Paso, hoping to find a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt down the Generalissimo. Replete with gunfights, daring escapes, and an unforgettable bullfight, El Paso becomes an indelible portrait of the American Southwest in the waning days of the frontier, one that is “sure to entertain” (Jackson Clarion-Ledger).

The Modern C++ Challenge Book by Marius Bancila

The Modern C++ Challenge Book
  • Author : Marius Bancila
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-05-23
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN Code: 1788994027
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Summary: Test your C++ programming skills by solving real-world programming problems covered in the book Key Features Solve a variety of real-world programming and logic problems by leveraging the power of C++17 Test your skills in using language features, algorithms, data structures, design patterns, and more Explore areas such as cryptography, communication, and image handling in C++ Book Description C++ is one of the most widely-used programming languages and has applications in a variety of fields, such as gaming, GUI programming, and operating systems, to name a few. Through the years, C++ has evolved into (and remains) one of the top choices for software developers worldwide. This book will show you some notable C++ features and how to implement them to meet your application needs. Each problem is unique and doesn't just test your knowledge of the language; it tests your ability to think out of the box and come up with the best solutions. With varying levels of difficulty, you'll be faced with a wide variety of challenges. And in case you're stumped, you don't have to worry: we've got the best solutions to the problems in the book. So are you up for the challenge? What you will learn Serialize and deserialize JSON and XML data Perform encryption and signing to facilitate secure communication between parties Embed and use SQLite databases in your applications Use threads and asynchronous functions to implement generic purpose parallel algorithms Compress and decompress files to/from a ZIP archive Implement data structures such as circular buffer and priority queue Implement general purpose algorithms as well as algorithms that solve specific problems Create client-server applications that communicate over TCP/IP Consume HTTP REST services Use design patterns to solve real-world problems Who this book is for This book will appeal to C++ developers of all levels. There's a challenge inside for everyone.

The Archive Effect Book by Jaimie Baron

The Archive Effect Book
  • Author : Jaimie Baron
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-13
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN Code: 1135077096
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Summary: The Archive Effect: Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History examines the problems of representation inherent in the appropriation of archival film and video footage for historical purposes. Baron analyses the way in which the meanings of archival documents are modified when they are placed in new texts and contexts, constructing the viewer’s experience of and relationship to the past they portray. Rethinking the notion of the archival document in terms of its reception and the spectatorial experiences it generates, she explores the ‘archive effect’ as it is produced across the genres of documentary, mockumentary, experimental, and fiction films. This engaging work discusses how, for better or for worse, the archive effect is mobilized to create new histories, alternative histories, and misreadings of history. The book covers a multitude of contemporary cultural artefacts including fiction films like Zelig, Forrest Gump and JFK, mockumentaries such as The Blair Witch Project and Forgotten Silver, documentaries like Standard Operating Procedure and Grizzly Man, and videogames like Call of Duty: World at War. In addition, she examines the works of many experimental filmmakers including those of Péter Forgács, Adele Horne, Bill Morrison, Cheryl Dunye, and Natalie Bookchin.

Hollywood or History Book by Scott L. Roberts,Charles J. Elfer

Hollywood or History Book
  • Author : Scott L. Roberts,Charles J. Elfer
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2018-07-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN Code: 1641133104
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Summary: Teaching and learning through Hollywood, or commercial, film productions is anything but a new approach and has been something of a mainstay in the classroom for nearly a century. Purposeful and effective instruction through film, however, is not problem-free and there are many challenges that accompany classroom applications of Hollywood motion pictures. In response to the problems and possibilities associated with teaching through film, we have collaboratively developed a collection of practical, classroom-ready lesson ideas that might bridge gaps between theory and practice and assist teachers endeavoring to make effective use of film in their classrooms. We believe that film can serve as a powerful tool in the social studies classroom and, where appropriately utilized, foster critical thinking and civic mindedness. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) framework, represents a renewed and formalized emphasis on the perennial social studies goals of deep thinking, reading and writing. We believe that as teachers endeavor to digest and implement the platform in schools and classrooms across the country, the desire for access to structured strategies that lead to more active and rigorous investigation in the social studies classroom will grow increasingly acute. Our hope is that this edited book might play a small role in the larger project of supporting practitioners, specifically K-12 teachers of United States history, by offering a collection of classroom-ready tools based on the Hollywood or History? strategy and designed to foster historical inquiry through the careful use of historically themed motion pictures. The book consists of K-5 and 6-12 lesson plans addressing the following historical eras (Adapted from: UCLA, National Center for History in Schools).

Cinematic Social Studies Book by William B. Russell III, Ph.D.,Stewart Waters

Cinematic Social Studies Book
  • Author : William B. Russell III, Ph.D.,Stewart Waters
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 533
  • ISBN Code: 1681237350
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Summary: Action! Film is a common and powerful element in the social studies classroom and Cinematic Social Studies explores teaching and learning social studies with film. Teaching with film is a prominent teaching strategy utilized by many teachers on a regular basis. Cinematic Social Studies moves readers beyond the traditional perceptions of teaching film and explores the vast array of ideas and strategies related to teaching social studies with film. The contributing authors of this volume seek to explain, through an array of ideas and visions, what cinematic social studies can/should look like, while providing research and rationales for why teaching social studies with film is valuable and important. This volume includes twentyfour scholarly chapters discussing relevant topics of importance to cinematic social studies. The twenty four chapters are divided into three sections. This stellar collection of writings includes contributions from noteworthy scholars like Keith Barton, Wayne Journell, James Damico, Cynthia Tyson, and many more.

The Last Laugh Book by Arjuna Ardagh

The Last Laugh Book
  • Author : Arjuna Ardagh
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN Code: 1401942334
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Summary: "I stood on the bridge just before midnight, the wind from the ocean arriving in violent blasts, as if saying under its breath, ‘Jump, motherf***er, jump.’ This was the last of a string of attempted departures, most orchestrated in my tired mind. Always a bitter reminder of all that had been lost and destroyed by my foolishness." When suicide feels like your best option, you know something has gone horribly wrong – and that’s just how Matt Thomson felt. He had lost everything: his wife, his children, his job, all his money, and his front door key. But everything changes when he meets Joey Murphy, ex-Merchant Marine, entrepreneur, teacher, and wild man, an enigmatic mixture of Forrest Gump, Merlin, and a long-lost best friend. Upon hearing Matt’s woes, Joey offers Matt a life-changing deal he can’t resist: "The life you know has been completely predetermined by automatic habits, both your triumphs and your failures. If you are really at the end of your rope, these habits will drop away, and you will be free . . . I give you ten days, starting today. I will show you all you need to see. It is up to you." And with the deal struck, Joey leads Matt on the roller-coaster ride of his life: a ten-day adventure filled with dodging cop cars, playing Blind Man’s baseball on the edge of a cliff, finding heaven in a Taco Bell, and learning how to open the hearts of total strangers. Joey introduces Matt to "the True Teacher," but also leads him to face his own deepest darkness and despair.

The Minorities Book by Suffian Hakim

The Minorities Book
  • Author : Suffian Hakim
  • Publisher : Epigram Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9814655287
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Summary: Meet the four misfits living in one HDB flat. One is a Malay–Jew who is trying to get his father to come back as a ghost. Cantona is a promising Bangladeshi artist on the run from a construction company. Tights is a Chinese illegal immigrant with a Forrest Gump obsession. And Shanti is a gifted Indian lab technician hiding from her abusive husband. When a forlorn pontianak begins haunting them, the four friends find themselves embroiled in a surreal showdown that may just upend the world, or at least Singapore. Written in Suffian Hakim's trademark humour, The Minorities is a novel about those living on the edges of society and their soulful bond.