Reminiscent of Lisa See's Peony in Love and Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger, vividly imaginative and told in luminous prose, The Ghost Bride ($24.99) is a gripping literary ghost novel, set in 1890s colonial Malyasia, that is infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and fascinating supernatural twists. Brimming with mystery, romance, and the supernatural, and featuring a smart, winning heroine, this debut novel announces the arrival of Yangsze Choo, a masterful new talent.
Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent who reads and writes in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Malay. The daughter of a diplomat, she moved to the U.S. to study at Harvard and now lives in California. The Ghost Bride is her first novel.
A startlingly original voice makes her literary debut with this wondrous coming-of-age story infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, adventure, and fascinating, dreamlike twists
One evening, my father asked me whether I would like to become a ghost bride. . . .