BooksActually presents Travails of A Trailing Spouse by Stephanie Suga Chen.
The adventure starts when Sarah's husband, Jason, is offered a position at a university in Singapore. Sarah, a successful lawyer in the US, quits her job and the couple say their farewells, put their home up on Craigslist, and, with their two children, fly off to a completely new life.
The country is easy enough to adapt to (though the prices of some things? Jaw-dropping!) and Sarah and Jason soon meet the other expats in the condo.
Not a simplistic, straightforward novel of one-dimensional characters, Travails of a Trailing Spouse will strike a chord with anyone, expat or not, who has ever found life more complicated, puzzling, thrilling, frustrating – and, ultimately, deliciously rich – than could ever have been imagined.
Stephanie Suga Chen is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a former partner of a New York Citybased investment fund. A proud Taiwanese-American, she grew up in Michigan and moved to Singapore in 2012 with her husband, two children, and ageing cocker spaniel. Travails of a Trailing Spouse is her first novel.
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22 Feb 2018, 7pm - 8pm