31 October 2020

Balli Kaur Jaswal

A coming-of-age story about women, sexism, racism, food and memory, this novel follows a ten-year-old girl growing up in Singapore during the 1990s. She spends her time playing football in the neighbourhood and sussing out her mother’s moods through her cooking, but everything changes when her intimidating grandmother moves in and puts in place a new set of rules.

Harper Collins, Rs 499, 292 pages