Judith Huang's Sofia And The Utopia Machine looks at social inequality in Singapore

Judith Huang's debut novel Sofia And The Utopia Machine, which has a 15-year-old girl creating a new world, looks at social inequality

Can Singaporeans see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, as poet William Blake wrote in Auguries Of Innocence?

In Singaporean writer Judith Huang's debut novel Sofia And The Utopia Machine, it is a teenage girl from Ang Mo Kio who realises the Blakean prospect of having infinity in the palm of her hand.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2018, with the headline 'Utopia and dystopia in S'pore'. Subscribe