Sarong Party Girls

A Novel
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD25690
Released: Jul 12, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504735384
Narrator/s: Angela Lin
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On 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 have spectacular weddings to rich ang moh-- Western expat-- husbands. As she fervently pursues her quest to find a white husband, this bombastic yet tenderly vulnerable gold digger reveals the contentious gender politics and class tensions thrumming beneath the shiny exterior of Singapore's glamorous nightclubs and busy streets, its grubby wet markets and seedy hawker centers. Sarong Party Girls brilliantly captures the unique voice of this young, striving woman caught between worlds with remarkable vibrancy and empathy.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Narrator(s): Angela Lin
Product Number Z100113911
Released: Jul 12, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062472434
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Product Number EB00628118
Released: Jul 12, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062448989

Professional reviews

"Angela Lin's command of Singlish--English as spoken in Singapore--showcases her skills as a narrator. Not only does she establish characters and create a strong atmosphere, but she does so in a patois that draws heavily from several other languages. Yet everything makes perfect sense, thanks to her spot-on delivery. Jazzy and her best friends are rapidly approaching the age at which they really ought to be married--or at least engaged--or, at the very least, have a steady boyfriend. So far, only Sher has gotten married, but no one wants to talk about that. So Jazzy comes up with a plan: The girls need to get serious about settling down. But for these Singapore party girls, that is far easier said than done! K.M.P. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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