Author(s): JASWAL, Balli Kaur
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781912098668
Finalist for the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize
Shortlisted for the Singapore Book Awards 2017 (Best Fiction Title)
Shortlisted for the Popular Readers' Choice Awards 2016 English (Adult) Books category
The Straits Times Book Of The Month (August 2016)
Shortlisted for Singapore Literature Prize 2018

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Pin must not become like her mother, but nobody will tell her why. She seeks clues in Ma's cooking when she's not fighting other battles - being a bursary girl at an elite school and facing racial taunts from the bus uncle. Then her meddlesome grandmother moves in, installing a portrait of a watchful Sikh guru and a new set of house rules. Old secrets begin to surface, but can Pin handle learning the truth?

‘All the characters have depth and complexity… there are some beautiful descriptive passages, and I like the way in which metaphors are used sparingly, but to good effect.’ Philip Holden, editor of Writing Singapore

Balli Kaur Jaswal has made me feel like my ten-year-old self could be someone’s protagonist, like my skin belongs in the pages of books in my country.’ Pooja Nansi, author of Love is an Empty Barstool

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ISBN13/Barcode 9781912098668
ISBN10 1912098660
Author JASWAL, Balli Kaur
Binding Paperback
Date Published 7 Sep 2017
Frequency No
Report Date 2020/01/01
Pages 288
Publisher Epigram Books UK

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