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Chinese New Year and Elaine Chiew Book Launch at Waterstones TCR

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‘Innovative in format and original in content, it is clever, multilayered, challenging and political. It’s also full of verve and wit.’ Monica Ali

Join us at the Waterstones Tottenham Court Road cocktail bar to celebrate Chinese New Year and the launch of The Heartsick Diaspora by Elaine Chiew.

Set in different cities around the world, Elaine Chiew’s award-winning stories travel into the heart of the Singaporean and Malaysian Chinese diasporas to explore the lives of those torn between cultures and juggling divided selves. Acutely observed, wry and playful, her stories are as worldly and emotionally resonant as the characters themselves. This fabulous debut collection heralds an exciting new literary voice.

Elaine will be in conversation with actress Jing Lusi from the hit film, Crazy Rich Asians.

Tickets are £7, or £15 with a copy of the book. Book now.