The Hell Screens

The Hell Screens

Paperback (01 Aug 2019) | English

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Synopsis

Cheng-Ming, a Taiwanese American, rummages through the used-book stalls and market bins of Taipei. His object is no ordinary one; he's searching obsessively for accounts of ghosts and spirits, suicides and murders in a city plagued by a rapist-killer and less tangible forces. Cheng-Ming is an outsider trying to unmask both the fugitive criminal and the otherworld of spiritual forces that are inexorably taking control of the city. Things get complicated when the fetid island atmosphere begins to melt his contact lenses and his worsening sight paradoxically opens up the teeming world of ghosts and chimeras that surround him. Vengeful and anonymous spirits commandeer Cheng-Ming's sight, so that he cannot distinguish past from present, himself from another. Images from modern and colonial Taiwan - an island of restless spirits - assail Cheng-Ming even as they captivate the reader.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788691741
Publisher: Camphor Press Ltd
Imprint: Camphor Press Ltd
Pub date:
DEWEY: FIC
Language: English
Number of pages: 194
Weight: 254g
Height: 216mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 11mm