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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ghost Bride goes beyond Historical Fiction

Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo, is hard to categorize.  Is it historical fiction, fantasy, horror?  I went into this experience with certain expectations.  I wanted to learn about an entirely new society, to understand the phenomenon of a young woman agreeing to become a ghost bride (essentially a virgin for life).  While I did finish with some insight into Chinese Indonesian culture, I also traveled through a fantasy of heaven and hell.  It was creative and mesmerizing to glimpse into the mythology of ghosts, ancestry, and the afterlife.  

While I certainly found this book a delight, if you're looking for a straight up historical fiction story, don't read this book.  If your want to explore a rich cultural landscape, then Ghost Bride is just the book for you.
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