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Sarong Party Girls - A Novel

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

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A brilliant and utterly engaging novel-Emma set in modern Asia-about a young woman's rise in the glitzy, moneyed city of Singapore, where old traditions clash with heady modern materialism. 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, with Chanel babies (the cutest status symbols of all) quickly to follow. Razor-sharp, spunky, and vulgarly brand-obsessed, Jazzy is a determined woman who doesn't lose. 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. Moving through her colorful, stratified world, she realizes she cannot ignore the troubling incongruity of new money and old-world attitudes which threaten to crush her dreams. Desperate to move up in Asia's financial and international capital, will Jazzy and her friends succeed? 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 Tan brings not only Jazzy, but her city of Singapore, to dazzling, dizzying life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Angela Lin

Length:

11h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

53:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

40:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

43:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

54:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

45:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

40:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:09