Book of the Month | February
Chinglish - An Almost Entirely True Story by Sue Cheung
It's 1984. Sue Cheung revisits the trauma and humour of growing up over a Chinese takeaway:
'It's hard to work out whether I'm Chinese or English but I know this for sure, the following aren't normal no matter where you're from: exploding goats (don't ask); dealing with drunk customers (argh); boiling maggots (ditto); summer holidays to Little Chef (exotic); Mum trying to marry me off to David Wong (shudder)'.
Think diary fiction with quirky cartoons and some pretty crazy teenage years...