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SARONG PARTY GIRLS: An Evening with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
November 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We are delighted to welcome author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan to Golden Hare to discuss her debut novel Sarong Party Girls, an irreverent and poignant tale of wealth, women and the world set among the Singapore elite.
Join us in the bookshop to hear Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan discuss her novel Sarong Party Girls, published by Allen and Unwin. Cheryl will be in conversation with journalist and author Magnus Linklater.
There will be an audience Q&A and books will be available on sale to be signed.
Wine will be served free of charge!
‘Utterly irresistible… I fell in love with Jazzy’s fresh, exuberant voice and trenchant wit. In her debut novel, Tan is saying something profound and insightful about the place of women in our globalized, capitalized, interconnected world.’ — RUTH OZEKI
ABOUT SARONG PARTY GIRLS
Just before her twenty-seventh birthday, Jazzy hatches a plan. Before the year is out, she and her best girlfriends will all have spectacular weddings to rich ang moh – Western expat – husbands, with Chanel babies to follow.
As Jazzy – razor-sharp and vulgar, yet vulnerable – fervently pursues her quest to find a white husband, the contentious gender politics and class tensions thrumming beneath the shiny exterior of Singapore’s glamorous nightclubs are revealed. Desperate to move up in Asia’s financial and international capital, will Jazzy and her
Vividly told in Singlish – colourful Singaporean English with its distinctive cadence and slang – Sarong Party Girls brilliantly captures the unique voice of a young, striving woman caught between worlds. With remarkable vibrancy and empathy, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan brings not only Jazzy, but her city of Singapore, to dazzling, dizzying life.
ABOUT CHERYL LU-LIEN TAN
Born and raised in Singapore, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is a New York-based journalist. She is also the author of A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family and edited the fiction anthology Singapore Noir. She has been a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, InStyle magazine and the Baltimore Sun.
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- November 12, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Author Events, Book Launches
- Golden Hare Books
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