Shortlisted for the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize for Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2017 Singapore Book Award for Fiction
Finalist for the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize
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?