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Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (author)

Sarong Party Girls

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (author)

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Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication date: 1 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9781911630302

A brilliant and utterly engaging novel - Emma set in modern Asia - about a young woman's rise in the glitzy, moneyed city of Singapore, where old traditions clash with heady modern materialism.

4 stars out of 5
22 Aug 2019

"This powerful, occasionally astonishing story about materialism, status and manipulation is written in Singlish — a Singaporean English patois — which takes some getting used to but adds extra authenticity"

This powerful, occasionally astonishing story about materialism, status and manipulation is written in Singlish — a Singaporean English patois — which takes some getting used to but adds extra authenticity to the experiences of these girls trapped between two different worlds: struggling to work and party in a Westernised city when the home tradition expects them to be married. Fascinating.

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