The Resource Ghost month, Ed Lin

Ghost month, Ed Lin

Label
Ghost month
Title
Ghost month
Statement of responsibility
Ed Lin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"August is Ghost Month in Taiwan--a time to commemorate the dead: burn incense, visit shrines, honor ancestors, and avoid unlucky situations, large purchases, and bodies of water. Jing-nan, a young man who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, doesn't consider himself superstitious, but this August is going to haunt him no matter what he does. He is shocked to the core when he learns his ex-girlfriend from high school has been murdered. She was found scantily clad and shot on the side of a highway where she was selling betel nuts to passing truck drivers. Beyond his harrowing grief for his lost love, Jing-nan is confused by the news. "Betel nut beauties" are usually women in the most desperate of circumstances; the job is almost as taboo as prostitution. But Julia Huang had been the valedictorian of their high school, and the last time Jing-nan spoke to her she was enrolled in NYU's honor program, far away in New York. The facts don't add up. Julia's parents don't think so, either, and the police seem to have closed the case without asking any questions. The Huangs beg Jing-nan to do some investigating on his own--reconnect with old classmates, see if he can learn anything about Julia's life that she might have kept from them. Reluctantly, he agrees, for Julia's sake. But nothing can prepare him for what he learns, or how it will change his life"--
Member of
Summary
Shocked to learn that his high-school ex has been murdered, food-stand worker Jing-nan explores inconsistencies in the story with former classmates and the young woman's bereaved parents only to make a shocking discovery
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2014
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10324638
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lin, Ed
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.I4677
LC item number
G48 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Taipei Night Market
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Street vendors
  • Young women
  • Murder
  • Taipei (Taiwan)
  • FICTION / Crime
Target audience
adult
Label
Ghost month, Ed Lin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862794082
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781616953263
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862794082
Label
Ghost month, Ed Lin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862794082
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781616953263
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862794082

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