“Sarong Party Girls” Book Release | SF
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The Booksmith | 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan presents Sarong Party Girls, a brilliant and engaging novel—Emma set in modern Asia—about a young woman’s rise in the glitzy city of Singapore, where old traditions clash with modern materialism.
Jazzy is a bombastic yet tenderly vulnerable gold-digger who reveals the contentious gender politics and class tensions thrumming beneath the shiny exterior of Singapore’s glamorous nightclubs and busy streets.
Vividly told in Singlish— 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 Tan brings not only Jazzy, but the city of Singapore, to dazzling, dizzying life.