The Ghost Bride

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Now a Netflix Mandarin original drama!

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger, a Reese’s Book Club pick

Yangsze Choo’s stunning debut, The Ghost Bride, is a startlingly original novel infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and unexpected supernatural twists.

Li Lan, the daughter of a respectable Chinese family in colonial Malaysia, hopes for a favorable marriage, but her father has lost his fortune, and she has few suitors. Instead, the wealthy Lim family urges her to become a “ghost bride” for their son, who has recently died under mysterious circumstances. Rarely practiced, a traditional ghost marriage is used to placate a restless spirit. Such a union would guarantee Li Lan a home for the rest of her days, but at what price?
 
Night after night, Li Lan is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife, where she must uncover the Lim family’s darkest secrets—and the truth about her own family.

Reminiscent of Lisa See’s Peony in Love and Amy Tan’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter, The Ghost Bride is a wondrous coming-of-age story and from a remarkable new voice in fiction.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
August 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Aurorasplace ,

Ghost Bride

The title of the book caught my attention right away. I found the cultural aspects of it very interesting and the writer's use of imagination captivating.

Becky Ja ,

Sleep deprived

This book had me reading until 3-4 in the morning on many nights, and not on purpose! It’s an unusual story and one that is filled with adventure. Highly recommend.

Caimbay1 ,

The Ghost Bride

An entertaining ride and so sorry to let these characters go!!! Vivid and beautifully written. I feel as though I myself have visited the Plains of the Dead with the heroine and met her ghosts, dragons and returned a changed person!! Thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end!!

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