The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo


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I always like novels that takes form from some myths or particular traditions both for the magical settings, both for the interesting things I learn from them.

A recent example is The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo where everything begins from the ritual – not so common however – diffused in the China English colonies (Malaysia, Singapore etc..) to marry also ghosts. The marriage could unite in the afterlife two young lovers both dead or to bound a concubine to her dead lover. Yangsze Choo builds the novel on this premises but makes some changes to make it more engaging.

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