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The Resource Sarong Party Girls

Sarong Party Girls

Label
Sarong Party Girls
Title
Sarong Party Girls
Statement of responsibility
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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 richang 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
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10490376
Cataloging source
BT
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Tan, Cheryl Lu-Lien
Dewey number
  • 813.6
  • 823
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Sarong Party Girls
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1c1582dd-7901-4f86-a05a-6691ef408816
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062448989
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sarong Party Girls
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1c1582dd-7901-4f86-a05a-6691ef408816
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062448989
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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