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Sarong Party Girls
Author: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Product Details:
ISBN: 9780062499394
Format: Paperback / softback
Dims (mm): 152 x 229
Pub Date: 01-08-16
Pub Country: United States
Condition: NEW

A sensational and utterly engaging novel Breakfast at Tiffany s set in modernAsia about a young woman s rise in the glitzy, moneyed city of Singapore, where old traditions clash with heady modern materialismOn the edge of twenty-seven, Jazzy hatches a plan for her and her best girlfriends: Sher, Imo, and Fann. Before the year is out, these Sarong Party Girls will all havespectacular weddings to expat ang moh Caucasian husbands, with Chanel babies(half-white children the ultimate status symbol) quickly to follow.Razor-sharp, spunky, and cheerfully brand-obsessed, Jazzy is a woman who plays towin.As she fervently pursues her quest to find the right husband, this driven yet tenderlyvulnerable gold digger reveals the contentious gender politics and class tensionsthrumming beneath the shiny exterior of Singapore s glamorous nightclubs and busystreets, its grubby wet markets and crowded hawker centers. Moving through hercolorful, stratified world, she realizes she cannot ignore the troubling incongruity of newmoney and old-world attitudes that threatens to crush her dreams. Can Jazzy use hercunning and good looks to rise up the ladder in Asia s international capital?Vividly told in Singlish colorful Singaporean English with its distinctive cadence and slang Sarong Party Girls brilliantly captures the unique voice of this young, striving woman caught between worlds. With remarkable vibrancy and empathy, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan brings not only Jazzy, but her city of Sing

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