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A Ghost Romance: Tea With Yangsze Choo


Sun Jun 22 2014, 2:00pm–3:30pm

Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, City Hall, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Listed by: janice_zhang

Presented by The Arts House

Set in 1890s colonial Malaysia, the debut novel The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo was published to glowing reviews. It follows an ill-fated young Chinese lady, who in order to save her father’s business, was forced to be bequeathed to the dead son of an affluent family as part of an arranged marriage. Join Yangsze Choo for tea as she delves into the alternating worlds of the afterlife and the real world that still play out in peculiar Chinese rituals today.

About Yangsze Choo

Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked in various corporate jobs and had a briefcase before writing her first novel. The Ghost Bride, set in colonial Malaya and the elaborate Chinese world of the afterlife, is about a peculiar historic custom called a spirit marriage, and is published August 2013 by William Morrow/Harper Collins in North America and Hot Key in the UK.

Yangsze loves to eat and read, and often does both at the same time. She lives in California with her husband and children, and a potential rabbit. Yangsze is represented by literary agent Jenny Bent.

This event is part of the World Lit: Malaysian Focus programme.