1 edition of The ghost bride found in the catalog.
Written in English
1893, Malaysia. 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.
|Series||Thorndike Press large print peer picks, Thorndike Press large print peer picks|
|LC Classifications||PS3603.H664 G49 2014|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||595 pages (large print) ;|
|Number of Pages||595|
|LC Control Number||2014000483|
Li Lan's father's story is a sad one, and even though he truly is a negligent father, I cannot despise him as a character. The setting is spectacularly beautiful, and so achingly familiar. The roof was broken. His threats are not empty promises.
How did you like it? And somebody in the family needs health insurance. Er Lang discovers the identity of the judge Tian Ching has been bribing, but is caught in the process. Pan Li Lan faces difficulty adjusting to the Netherworld, where she has servants that follow her and report back to Tian Ching.
Despite my bold words, my heart quailed. Presumably no normal person would remain unmarried voluntarily. Wong dies in his sleep. Cummins rated it really liked it Just finished book 14 and it was lovely.
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The books are blank, and when she looks through them, Tian Ching takes them away from her. Desperate to free herself from him, Li Lan does something rash landing her in the afterlife or Chinese world of the dead. That was lucky for us. The setting is Malaya, ina colony of states, including Singapore, which the British controlled from Frantically, I circled my body.
The two strike a deal- he will help Pan Li Lan's father whose soul is stuck in the netherworld if Pan Li Lan can figure out who is his murderer.
Both discoveries contribute further to her dilemma. Stories are great, some humor, the laugh out loud kind. After receiving a degree in social studies from Harvard, Choo worked in The ghost bride book corporate jobs before writing The Ghost Bride and The ghost bride book an agent for the novel through an unsolicited query letter.
He appears to her as an apparition to warn her about a portal that will open to let her back to her body in the real world. Tian Bai asks Pan Li Lan to marry him, and she agrees. He torments and terrorizes her to such an extent that her spirit dissipates Isabel is arrested.
Others were forced to climb mountains of knives or were pounded into powder by enormous mallets. Woven in are elements of intrigue, twists of fate, and the power of love between beings—regardless of realm. Choo's clear and charming style creates an alternate reality where the stakes are just as high as in the real world, combining grounded period storytelling with the supernatural.
They become the servants and live out their waiting time in total servitude. There's just one caveat. Amidst the desolation, many live the good life, with ample help from those less fortunate who were sent into the afterworld with no support from the living. Do you agree with my review of The Ghost Bride?The Ghost Bride (Chinese: 彼 岸 之 嫁) is a Taiwanese-Malaysian Netflix original series co-directed by Malaysian directors Quek Shio-chuan and Ho Yu-hang.
It is based on the novel The Ghost Bride written by Malaysian The ghost bride book Yangsze Choo, and stars Huang. Aug 06, · 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 The ghost bride book suitors.
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I am so glad there is a voice like Yangsze Choo’s out there, proving that writers of Malaysian descent can make it in the Western publishing world with genre-bending galisend.comOct 25, · In short, the Ghost Bride is undoubtedly one of the most romantic books you can read this year.
However, while the story is magical and ornately fascinating, it is the richness of the setting that becomes the true character of the book.In her debut novel, Choo tells the unlikely story of a ebook Chinese woman who marries a dead man.
No, this is not a tale of vampires or zombies, but of an ancient custom among the Chinese in Malaysia.