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Spirits Abroad : This award-winning collection, inspired by Asian myths and folklore, will entertain and delight

Zen Cho
Format: Paperback
Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN (Tor)
Published: June 6, 2024
ISBN: 9781035015665
352 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


We meet an elderly ex-member of parliament who recalls her youthful romance with an orang bunian, forbidden not because her lover was an invisible jungle spirit, but because she was Muslim and he was not. A teenage vampire struggles to balance homework, bossy aunts, first love . . . and eating people. A mischievous matriarch returns from the dead to disrupt her own funeral rites, pitting granddaughter against granddaughter. An earth spirit becomes entangled in protracted negotiations with an annoying landlord. And Chang E, the Chinese moon goddess, spins off into outer space – the ultimate metaphor for diaspora.

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