Subtly raising important issues such as racism, religion, identity, class and patriarchy, Jaswal's second novel sensitively portrays Singaporean life through the eyes of a child. Pin must not become like her mother, but nobody will tell her why. She seeks clues in Ma's cooking when she's not fighting other battles - being a bursary girl at an elite school and facing racial taunts from the bus uncle.
Then her meddlesome grandmother moves in, installing a portrait of a watchful Sikh guru and a new set of house rules. Old secrets begin to surface, but can Pin handle learning the truth?
12.9 x 19.8 x 3.5cm