Spirits Abroad (Hardback)
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Spirits Abroad (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 17/08/2023
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Taking us from the mundane to the magical, this award-winning collection will entertain and delight.

Drawing inspiration from Asian myth and folklore, Zen Cho guides the reader through enchanted realms inhabited by dragons, vampires and incorrigible grandmothers. These nineteen sparkling stories are full of joy, humour and tenderness.

We'll meet an elderly ex-member of parliament, who recalls her youthful romance with an orang bunian. This was forbidden. Not because her lover was an invisible jungle spirit, but because she was Muslim and he was not. Then a teenage vampire struggles to balance homework, bossy aunties, first love . . . and eating people. A mischievous matriarch returns from the dead to disrupt her own funeral rites, pitting granddaughter against granddaughter. An earth spirit becomes entangled in protracted negotiations with an annoying landlord. And Chang E, the Chinese moon goddess, spins off into outer space - the ultimate metaphor for diaspora.

Enjoy this journey into magical new worlds of the imagination.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781035015641
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 571 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Spirits Abroad is a fantastic and fun exploration of the borders between human and spirit and life and death, by one of the best fantasy writers working today - Martha Wells, author of The Murderbot Diaries  

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking - and always sharply smart - Aliette de Bodard, author of The Red Scholar’s Wake

Spirits Abroad is speculative fiction at its best! Zen Cho has created a collection of modern-day classics . . . Charming, warm and heartbreakingly relatable, Spirits Abroad is pure magic! - Vanessa Len, author of Only a Monster

Spirits Abroad is deliciously fun, dazzlingly clever, and my favourite-ever short story collection, bar none. Read it now!’ - Stephanie Burgis, author of Snowspelled

Zen Cho’s stories manage the rare and precious feat of being smart, witty, wise, horrific, and comforting all at once - Kate Elliott, author of The Sun Chronicles

Absolutely gorgeous . . . Just as with her novels, Cho merges humor and relatable characters with delightful prose and engaging storylines - Buzzfeed

A swath of delightful and intricate stories from a wildly inventive storyteller - Kirkus Reviews

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“Fable-like and fanciful”

Spirits Abroad is a fascinating collection of short stories with an utterly charming whimsical nature. Split into three acts, the stories traverse a myriad of different settings and characters with Fable-like and... More

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