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The Ghost Bride
A Novel
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Now a Netflix Mandarin original drama!From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger, a Reese's Book Club pickYangsze Choo's stunning debut, The Ghost Bride, is a startlingly original...
Now a Netflix Mandarin original drama!From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger, a Reese's Book Club pickYangsze Choo's stunning debut, The Ghost Bride, is a startlingly original...
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  • 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.

About the Author-

  • Yangsze Choo is a fourth-generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. She lives in California with her husband and their two children, and loves to eat and read (often at the same time).

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    June 10, 2013
    In her debut novel, Choo tells the unlikely story of a young Chinese woman who marries a dead man. No, this is not a tale of vampires or zombies, but of an ancient custom among the Chinese in Malaysia called “spirit marriage.” Set in 1893 colonial Malacca, the novel follows 17-year-old Li Lan, who, like other young women her age, hopes for a lucky and prosperous marriage. The wealthy Lim family’s proposal seems to be a great stroke of luck—until Li discovers that their son, Lim Tian Ching, is already dead, stricken by fever months ago. Li’s father refuses the offer, but even the prospect of marriage forces her to confront the fact that she and her father are in danger of losing the comfortable middle-class life they once enjoyed. Madam Lim presses her case during the day, Lim Tian haunts Li’s dreams from the afterlife, and she pines for another suitor altogether—Lim’s cousin Tian Bai. When Li falls ill, she plunges into the world of the Chinese afterlife, complete with ghost cities, servants, and its own bureaucracy. 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. Agent: Jenny Bent, Bent Agency.

  • Library Journal

    March 15, 2013

    In 1890s Malaysia, penniless Li Lan agrees to become the "ghost bride" of a wealthy family's recently deceased son, following an ancient Chinese custom meant to pacify an anguished spirit. But she finds her husband's spirit intruding darkly on her dreams and must enter the stilly dread of the Chinese afterlife to set things right. With a 75,000-copy first printing and a reading group guide.

    Copyright 2013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Publishers Weekly

    "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

    "Captivating epic . . . [this] impressive first novel takes readers on one of the wildest rides since Alice fell down the rabbit hole." — San Jose Mercury News

    "Choo's remarkably strong and arresting first novel...is sure to garner much well-deserved attention." — Booklist

    "Choo's fascinating debut . . . rich in Chinese folklore, mores and the supernatural...intriguing and enlightening. A haunting debut." — Kirkus Reviews

    "Li Lan's odyssey keeps her on the brink of earthly demise and keeps the reader riveted to the page . . ." — New York Journal of Books

    "Delicate and thought-provoking . . . sure to be a hit with supernatural and historical fiction fans alike." — Library Journal

    "Unlike any book I've ever experienced, with its meld of historical fiction coupled with a fascinating culture, murder mystery, the wandering of spirits of the dead and not-so-dead, romance, and adventures in the afterworld . . . one revelatory experience after another." — Bookreporter.com

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