City of Small Blessings won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2010. A film project based on the novel has been chosen to be part of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival's Cinefondation Atelier.A Singaporean retires, migrates and then returns. But, he slowly finds, there is no simple return to a place called home. Once a well-known public figure who contributed tothe country, he is now on the fringe of the city he barely recognizes.A letter comes from the government and he begins a journey. In the present, he must find a way to face the new men of authority. He must confront old sacrifices and struggles. He regrets. He discovers.Layered and nuanced, City of Small Blessings uses a complex lens to expose the tragedies and blessings of Singapore.