Eat First, Talk Later: A Memoir Of Food, Family And Home


by Yahp, Beth

Eat First, Talk Later: A Memoir Of Food, Family And Home

Price:  US$14.45   (SGD20.07*)
Format:  Paper Back, 350 pages
Published:  2019, Malaysia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789670311227
SB#:  062313 (130)

About This Book

In this dazzling memoir Beth persuades her ageing parents to take a road trip around their former home, Malaysia. She intends to retrace their honeymoon of 45 years before, but their journey doesn't quite work out as she planned. Only the family mantra 'Eat first, talk later' keeps them (and perhaps the country) from falling apart. Around them, corruption, emacensorship of the media, detentions without trial and deaths in custody continue. Protests are put down, violently, by riot police. Eat First, Talk Later is a beautifully written, absorbing memoir that moves between Australia, where Beth lives, and Malaysia - a country considered one of the multiracial success stories of South-East Asia, with many fascinating, yet deeply troubling, sides to it. It's a book about how we tell family and national stories; about love and betrayal; home and belonging; and about the joys of food.


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