Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf

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Review of ‘Queen of the Tiles’

Malaysian author Hanna Alkaf’s Queen of the Tiles is a raw, moving exploration of complicated grief, a celebration of teenage determination and a nail-biting murder mystery set at a cutthroat Scrabble tournament in Kuala Lumpur.

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