SPIRITS ABROAD

Buku Fixi (Fixi Novo)
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Here there be dragons ... and aunties. Campbell-nominated author Zen Cho's short story collection SPIRITS ABROAD "refreshingly reimagine[s] the idea of home and tradition and family without offering tidy or pat resolutions" (The Star). Crawford Award winner.



A Datin recalls her romance with an orang bunian. A teenage pontianak struggles to balance homework, bossy aunties, first love, and eating people. An earth spirit gets entangled in protracted negotiations with an annoying landlord, and Chang E spins off into outer space, the ultimate metaphor for the Chinese diaspora.

The ebook edition of Zen Cho's Crawford Award-winning SPIRITS ABROAD features 15 speculative short stories, author commentary, and an ebook-only cover by artist Likhain (likhain.net).

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About the author

Zen Cho was born and raised in Malaysia. She is the author of Crawford Award-winning short story collection Spirits Abroad, and editor of anthology Cyberpunk: Malaysia, both published by Buku Fixi. She has been nominated for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Pushcart Prize, and honour-listed for the Carl Brandon Society Awards, for her short fiction. Her debut novel Sorcerer to the Crown is the first in a historical fantasy trilogy published by Ace/Roc Books (US) and Pan Macmillan (UK and Commonwealth). She lives in London.

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Publisher
Buku Fixi (Fixi Novo)
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Published on
Oct 6, 2014
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Pages
179
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ISBN
9781311137968
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Ghost
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Magical Realism
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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