Ponti

Awards:   Long-listed for Big Book Awards: Women Writers Award 2018 (UK) Short-listed for Big Book Awards: Women Writers Award 2018 (UK)
Author:   Sharlene Teo
Publisher:   Pan Macmillan
Edition:   Air Iri OME
ISBN:  

9781509855322


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   19 April 2018
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Format:   Paperback
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Ponti


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Awards

  • Long-listed for Big Book Awards: Women Writers Award 2018 (UK)
  • Short-listed for Big Book Awards: Women Writers Award 2018 (UK)

Overview

Remarkable' - Ian McEwan. 2003, Singapore. Friendless and fatherless, sixteen-year-old Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress 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 an intense friendship and offers Szu a means of escape from her mother's alarming solitariness. Seventeen years later, Circe is struggling through a divorce in fraught and ever-changing Singapore when a project comes up at work: a remake of the cult seventies horror film series 'Ponti', the very project that defined Amisa's short-lived film career. Suddenly Circe is knocked off balance: by memories of the two women she once knew, by guilt, and by a past that threatens her conscience. Told from the perspectives of all three women, Ponti is about friendship and memory, about the things we do when we're on the cusp of adulthood that haunt us years later. Beautifully written by debut author Sharlene Teo, and enormously atmospheric, Ponti marks the launch of an exciting new literary voice in the vein of Zadie Smith.

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Author:   Sharlene Teo
Publisher:   Pan Macmillan
Imprint:   Picador
Edition:   Air Iri OME
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.397kg
ISBN:  

9781509855322


ISBN 10:   1509855327
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   19 April 2018
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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'Remarkable . . . With brilliant descriptive power and human warmth, Sharlene Teo summons the darker currents of modernity - environmental degradation, the suffocating allure of the sparkling modern city and its cataracts of commodities and corrupted language. Against this, her characters glow with life and humour and minutely observed desperation.' -- Ian McEwan


Author Information

Sharlene Teo (b. 1987) is a Singaporean writer based in the UK. She is the winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writers' Award for Ponti, her first novel. In 2012, she was awarded the Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship to undertake an MA in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia, where she is doing a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. She is the recipient of the 2013 David T.K Wong Creative Writing Fellowship and the 2014 Sozopol Fiction Fellowship.

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