Sinopse

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.

Capítulos

  • 001 Sarong Party Girls

    Duração: 40s
  • 002 Chapter 01

    Duração: 36min
  • 003 Chapter 02

    Duração: 14min
  • 004 Chapter 03

    Duração: 22min
  • 005 Chapter 04

    Duração: 53min
  • 006 Chapter 05

    Duração: 32min
  • 007 Chapter 06

    Duração: 27min
  • 008 Chapter 07

    Duração: 40min
  • 009 Chapter 08

    Duração: 43min
  • 010 Chapter 09

    Duração: 54min
  • 011 Chapter 10

    Duração: 22min
  • 012 Chapter 11

    Duração: 26min
  • 013 Chapter 12

    Duração: 25min
  • 014 Chapter 13

    Duração: 45min
  • 015 Chapter 14

    Duração: 30min
  • 016 Chapter 15

    Duração: 31min
  • 017 Chapter 16

    Duração: 25min
  • 018 Chapter 17

    Duração: 41min
  • 019 Chapter 18

    Duração: 21min
  • 020 Chapter 19

    Duração: 40min
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