Black Water Sister

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Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Ace Books
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780425283431

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About the Author

Zen Cho is the author of a short story collection and two historical fantasy novels, Sorcerer to the Crown and The True Queen. She is a winner of the Crawford, British Fantasy, and Hugo Awards, and a finalist for the Locus and Astounding Awards. Born and raised in Malaysia, she now lives in the United Kingdom.

Reviews

Zen Cho's brilliant and distinct voice brings worlds to life on the page. A sharp and bittersweet story of past and future, ghosts and gods and family, that kept me turning pages into the dark hours of the night.--Naomi Novik, New York Times bestselling author of A Deadly Education

Told with love and humour, Black Water Sister is both ode and accusation to all the ties that bind--to family, duty and home. Thrilling and terrifying, honest and hopeful, this may be Zen Cho's best work yet.--Karen Lord, award-winning author of Unraveling

"Zen Cho's Black Water Sister is a perfect blend of ghosts, gods, and the eternal bonds of family ties. Set in the gorgeous backdrop of Penang, Jess reunites with her extended family and navigate the world of spirits and gangsters. This novel is perfect for readers craving an otherworldly, atmospheric fantasy."--Roselle Lim, author of Natalie Tan's Book of Luck & Fortune

"A thrilling modern fantasy tale packed to the brim with deliciously petty spirits, intriguing family secrets, and an achingly tender personal journey for our thoroughly relatable heroine. I absolutely loved it."--Sarah Kuhn, author of Heroine Complex

"Ghosts, gods, and supernatural vengeance collide in vividly-depicted modern day Malaysia to create a contemporary fantasy story that's full of voice and heart. At turns suspenseful, poignant and hilarious, Black Water Sister is an addictive tale of personal identity, family secrets, and culture clash."--Fonda Lee, author of The Green Bone Saga

This entertaining urban fantasy is steeped in Malaysian mythology. . . . a twisty, feminist, and enthralling page-turner.--BuzzFeed

A creepily atmospheric and surprisingly heartwarming tale of gangsters, family, and spirits.--Ailette de Bodard, Nebula-award winning author of Seven of Infinities


Cho's multifaceted characters, like her masterful plot, are never quite what they first appear. Unpredictable twists keep the pages turning while the comic but endearing relationship between Jess and her sassy grandmother provides the story's heart. This is must-read fantasy.--Publishers Weekly


"Ghosts. Gods. Gangsters. Black Water Sister has it all...a wildly entertaining coming-of-age story for the twentysomething set, with a protagonist who is almost painfully relatable at times."--Vulture

Black Water Sister terrifyingly depicts the otherworldly and uncanny horrors of the spirit world, but it is also funny and poignant, full of the angst and irony of a recent graduate living with her parents.--BookPage

Zen Cho's Black Water Sister is the diaspora fantasy of my dreams--funny, creepy, and heartfelt. Jessamyn Teoh never wanted to be haunted by her sassy, score-settling grandmother, but when she moves from America to her parents' hometown in Malaysia, she must navigate family, gods, ghosts and old grudges in this compelling and heartwarming ghost story.--Vanessa Len

A compelling and deftly written ghost story of a young woman's passage through the grudges and tragedies of her family's past to find a path into a future she chooses for herself.--Kate Elliott, New York Times bestselling author of Unconquerable Sun

Cho blends Malaysia's Chinese diaspora culture with Jess's U.S. upbringing; she lays bare the internal clash between Jess's own identity and desires and her impulse to be a 'good daughter' . . . An immersive tale of family secrets, deities, spirits, and religious belief. Cho offers a complex emotional roller-coaster of a read.--Library Journal