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The ghost bride

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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.

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9780062227324
9780062263346
9780062227331
9780062227386
9781410468611
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lastUpdate 2018-04-19 23:06:14PM

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display_description "One evening, my father asked me if I would like to become a ghost bride..." 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, who 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 a terrible price. 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, with its ghost cities, paper funeral offerings, vengeful spirits and monstrous bureaucracy--including the mysterious Er Lang, a charming but unpredictable guardian spirit. 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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subject_facet Arranged marriage -- Fiction, Children of drug addicts -- Fiction, Chinese -- Malaysia -- Fiction, Chinese fiction -- Malaysia, Family secrets -- Fiction, Fantasy fiction, Malayasian, Future life -- Fiction, Ghost stories, Malayasian, Historical fiction, Malayasian, Large type books, Malacca (Malacca) -- Fiction, Malaysia -- 19th century -- Fiction, Marriage -- Fiction, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction, Young women -- Malaysia -- Fiction
title_display The ghost bride
title_full The Ghost Bride, The Ghost Bride A Novel, The ghost bride / Yangsze Choo, The ghost bride [text (large print)] / Yangsze Choo
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