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The ghost bride, Yangsze Choo

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The ghost bride
Title
The ghost bride
Statement of responsibility
Yangsze Choo
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Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
Although Malacca, Malaya's diverse but declining trading port, has endured Portuguese, Dutch, and finally British rule, local traditions persist. To rescue her once-affluent family from poverty, Li Lan agrees to become the ghost bride of Lim Tian Ching, the deceased son of one of the city's wealthiest families. Though dead, Li Lan's bridegroom makes his presence known, visiting her in dreams while hinting that his was an untimely demise. Now, guided by spirits, Li Lan must undertake a journey into the afterlife to discover the truth. - Description by Gillian Speace
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10190676
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The ghost bride, Yangsze Choo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn828723965
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9780062227324
Lccn
2013000727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)828723965
Label
The ghost bride, Yangsze Choo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn828723965
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9780062227324
Lccn
2013000727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)828723965

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