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Publisher Description

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
975.4
KB

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.

Caronut ,

Pure Magic

Well written, funny, romantic, wild book. Read it quickly! Something I will read again. I’m ready for a sequel!!

Theghostbride ,

Ghost bride

This is an amazing book I love it! But I hate the ending lol I want them to make another!

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