Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
“I hear about this kind of Internet scam before. Is called goldfish.”
“Catfish,” I say.
“No, I’m sure is call goldfish. Because pretend got gold, but actually just a fish.”
What happens when you mix one (accidental) murder with two thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on three generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family?
You get four meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue!
Dial A for Aunties is somehow the silliest story about murderous wedding planners while having an incredible amount of heart. The author, who is also Chinese-Indonesian, shows us just how complicated and nuanced family dynamics can be in multi-generational immigrant families.
If you’re giving Dial A for Aunties as a gift, here are a few things to consider:
The vibes in Dial A for Aunties are absolutely hilarious, adventurous, and somehow both lighthearted and tense with a quick pace.
Jesse Q. Sutanto’s Dial A for Aunties is perfect for those in search of a lighthearted and humorous mystery, infused with a bit of romance. It’s also a wonderful read for anyone who might be struggling with well-meaning yet intrusive family members who think they know what’s best!
Permission to judge a book by its cover!
This book adds an incredible pop of color to a book collection. I loved this styled photo by @readingwithnikole.
*Dial A for Aunties fulfilled my POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt for a book about a family.