Elaine Castillo‘s America Is Not the Heart
traces a Filipino immigrant family’s search for the American Dream; Sharlene Teo‘s Singapore-set Ponti
is a sweeping story of three generations of women and the guilt that ties them; and Imogen Hermes Gower‘s The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
is a masterfully plotted story of mermaids, madams and intrigue in 1780s London.
Chaired by Anna James.