I bought this book after hearing about it at a theatre festival launch by a local theatre group in Singapore, which is adapting the book for their November festival.
The book surrounds the foibles of a young Chinese Singaporean woman, Chiah Deng Gan, who is holed up in Oxford, England with her English male friend and fellow student, Steve Boulter. She receives an invitation to become an Adapter, a person who adapts expatriates into their transplanted country, by Mammon Inc., the world's largest company.
She has to pass 3 tests in order for her suitability for the job to be determined: convert Steve into a Singaporean, convert her sister into a Brit, and ease her way into a hip NY club.
Although the premise is interesting, I found the ending disappointing somewhat.
Could have been better.