Black Water Sister

Black Water Sister

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Synopsis

"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

"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."--Fonda Lee, author of The Green Bone Saga

A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy.

  When Jessamyn Teoh starts hearing a voice in her head, she chalks it up to stress. Closeted, broke and jobless, she's moving back to Malaysia with her parents - a country she last saw when she was a toddler.

She soon learns the new voice isn't even hers, it's the ghost of her estranged grandmother. In life, Ah Ma was a spirit medium, avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she's determined to settle a score against a business magnate who has offended the god-and she's decided Jess is going to help her do it, whether Jess wants to or not.

Drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jess finds that making deals with capricious spirits is a dangerous business, but dealing with her grandmother is just as complicated. Especially when Ah Ma tries to spy on her personal life, threatens to spill her secrets to her family and uses her body to commit felonies.  As Jess fights for retribution for Ah Ma, she'll also need to regain control of her body and destiny - or the Black Water Sister may finish her off for good.

Book information

ISBN: 9780425283431
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Ace
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 6434
Number of pages: cm
Weight: 318g
Height: 139mm
Width: 209mm
Spine width: 32mm