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Sarong Party Girls Reader Reviews

Sarong Party Girls

Nicola Kingswell

A fascinating insight into modern-day Asia through the eye of a girl trying to make her mark on the world.

Jazzy is a twenty-something Singaporean girl who starts to question her life strategy when her best friend Sher gets married. Along with Fann and Imo, the girls had always believed that they would marry a foreigner and have a 'Chanel Baby' to give them the ultimate culture status. The fact that Sher has married a Singaporean man greatly upsets Jazzy, and she sets about plans for herself, Fann and Imo to marry Foreigners.
This is a funny book, written in Singlish, about modern day Singapore. It describes Jazzy's quest to find a decent man to marry while trying to establish her own place in the world, torn between ancient customs and cultures of her parents, and the bright lights and big money of the Western world. Jazzy tries to understand how women are seen as a commodity to rich men, to be used and discarded as they wish. She also decides to size up the enemy and explore the bars where Chinese and Korean girls work to pleasure foreign customers. There's a lot of sex, a whole lot of alcohol, but a lot of laughs and love in the book. A fascinating insight into modern-day Asia through the eye of a girl trying to make her mark on the world.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781911630302
Publication date: 1st August 2019
Author: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Publisher: Allen & Unwin an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Adult Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, Debuts of the Month, Humour, Reading Groups,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Humour,