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Sarong Party Girls

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
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 27, 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 that 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.

Genre: General Fiction

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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sarong Party Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
ISBN: 0-06-244896-X / 978-0-06-244896-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sarong Party Girls
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
ISBN: 1-911630-30-X / 978-1-911630-30-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sarong Party Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
ISBN: 0-06-244897-8 / 978-0-06-244897-2 (USA edition)
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sarong Party Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
ISBN: 0-06-249939-4 / 978-0-06-249939-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sarong Party Girls
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
ISBN: 1-5047-3537-4 / 978-1-5047-3537-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
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July 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sarong Party Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
ISBN: 1-5047-3538-2 / 978-1-5047-3538-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Sarong Party Girls
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
ISBN: 1-5047-3539-0 / 978-1-5047-3539-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sarong Party Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sarong Party Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

August 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sarong Party Girls: For fans of Crazy Rich Asians
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sarong Party Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA