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