The Ghost Bride (Paperback)

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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 a startlingly original historical fantasy infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and unexpected supernatural twists

Li Lan, the daughter of a genteel but bankrupt family, has few prospects. But fate intervenes when she receives an unusual proposal from the wealthy and powerful Lim family. They want her to become a ghost bride for the family’s only son, recently killed under mysterious circumstances, to placate his restless spirit.

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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 a startlingly original historical fantasy infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and unexpected supernatural twists

Though ruled by British overlords, the Chinese of colonial Malaya still cling to ancient customs. And in the sleepy port town of Malacca, ghosts and superstitions abound.

Li Lan, the daughter of a genteel but bankrupt family, has few prospects. But fate intervenes when she receives an unusual proposal from the wealthy and powerful Lim family. They want her to become a ghost bride for the family’s only son, recently killed under mysterious circumstances, to placate his restless spirit.

After an ominous visit to the opulent Lim mansion, Li Lan finds herself haunted not only by her ghostly would-be suitor, but also by her desire for the Lim’s handsome new heir, Tian Bai. Night after night, she is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife where she meets the enigmatic Er Lang, a charming but unpredictable guardian spirit.

But Li Lan must uncover the Lim family’s darkest secrets—and the truth about her own family—before she is trapped in this ghostly world forever.

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ISBN 9780062227331
Length (cm) 13.0000
Width (cm) 3.0000
Height (cm) 20.0000
Publisher William Morrow & Company
Publication Date Aug 5, 2014
Pages (number) 384
Genre Contemporary Fiction
Author Yangsze Choo
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Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews
“Choo’s clear and charming style creates an alternate reality where the stakes are just as high as in the real world, combining grounded period storytelling with the supernatural.” - Publishers Weekly

“What makes all this work is the sumptuous world of Chinese émigré culture and the love story that flows under it all--the kind so full of longing, the pages practically sigh as you turn each one.” - Oprah.com, Book of the Week

“Choo’s remarkably strong and arresting first novel…is sure to garner much well-deserved attention.” - 
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