Yangsze Choo

The Ghost Bride

Notify me when the book’s added
To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?
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.
This book is currently unavailable
396 printed pages

Impressions

    Krystal Bacaltosshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

Quotes

    catalina creelhas quotedlast year
    did not like to give or receive certain gifts for superstitious reasons: knives, because they could sever a relationship; handkerchiefs, for they portended weeping; and clocks, as they were thought to measure out the days of your life.
    dust bynhas quoted8 months ago
    And that I want to be his bride.
    dust bynhas quoted8 months ago
    Open your mouth, then.”

    “Why?”

    “I’m going to put my tongue in.”

On the bookshelves

    María Fernanda Medina
    #MARZOASIATICO
    • 445
    • 31
    b1784340806
    REGAN BOOKS
    • 116
    • 20
    walkingcontradiction17
    Read
    • 2
    • 2
    Mariana López González
    Fantasía en mi buró
    • 20
    • 1
fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)