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Author Teo, Sharlene, author.

Title Ponti / Sharlene Teo.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC TEO,S    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description 294 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "I am Miss Frankenstein, I am the bottom of the bell curve-- So declares Szu, a teenager living in a dark, dank house on a Singapore cul-de-sac, at the beginning of this richly atmospheric and endlessly surprising tale of non-belonging and isolation. Friendless and fatherless, Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress—who gained fame for her portrayal of a ghost—and now a hack medium performing seances with her sister in a rusty house. When Szu meets the privileged, acid-tongued Circe, an unlikely encounter develops into a fraught friendship that will haunt them both for decades to come. With remarkable emotional acuity, dark comedy, and in vivid prose, Sharlene Teo’s Ponti traces the suffocating tangle the lives of four misfits, women who need each other as much as they need to find their own way. It is an astounding portrayal of the gaping loneliness of adolescence, the surrealness of the modern city, and the strangeness of living with and loving other people." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Female friendship -- Fiction.
Singapore -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
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