In this novel, at the turn of the millennium, identity crisis, gender racism, old fashioned ideas and astrology come together in Alor Star, Malaysia, More
Feisty, independent and highly intelligent, Tika, having reached the watershed of her thirtieth birthday, agrees to submit to the pressure from the formidable Institution of the Aunties, and agrees to an arranged marriage. She endures a succession of repulsive, chauvinistic, self-important suitors in this compelling, humourous and poignant story of the clash of cultures in that rich curry-pot of races and social mores that is modern Malaysia. The novel has great charm and relevance in a world hurtling towards globalisation. Tika’s journey has a surprising resolution.
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