The Ghost Bride

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A startlingly original voice makes her literary debut with this wondrous coming-of-age story infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, adventure, and fascinating, dreamlike twists

One evening, my father asked me whether 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, traditional ghost marriages are used to placate restless spirits. 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 Lims' 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.


  • 001 The Ghost Bride

    Duração: 39s
  • 002 Chapter 01

    Duração: 12min
  • 003 Chapter 02

    Duração: 27min
  • 004 Chapter 03

    Duração: 14min
  • 005 Chapter 04

    Duração: 21min
  • 006 Chapter 05

    Duração: 13min
  • 007 Chapter 06

    Duração: 13min
  • 008 Chapter 07

    Duração: 17min
  • 009 Chapter 08

    Duração: 23min
  • 010 Chapter 09

    Duração: 20min
  • 011 Chapter 10

    Duração: 12min
  • 012 Chapter 11

    Duração: 17min
  • 013 Chapter 12

    Duração: 17min
  • 014 Chapter 13

    Duração: 27min
  • 015 Chapter 14

    Duração: 15min
  • 016 Chapter 15

    Duração: 16min
  • 017 Chapter 16

    Duração: 12min
  • 018 Chapter 17

    Duração: 21min
  • 019 Chapter 18

    Duração: 18min
  • 020 Chapter 19

    Duração: 13min
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