Haze enshrouds Singapore at dusk. Sharlene Teo’s novel Ponti evokes the notorious haze of 2003 in the city state. Photo: EPA

Ponti is a great Singaporean novel – compelling, evocative coming-of-age tale and portrait of a nation

Sharlene Teo’s novel, told through the voices of three women and its title short for pontianak – the man-hunting female ghoul of Malay legend – is a book to enjoy line by line, so vivid and spot-on are its descriptions and observations

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Haze enshrouds Singapore at dusk. Sharlene Teo’s novel Ponti evokes the notorious haze of 2003 in the city state. Photo: EPA
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