Ghost Month

Ed Lin

Edité par Blackstone Audiobooks, 2014
ISBN 10: 1483013820 / ISBN 13: 9781483013824
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Language: English Brand New. August is Ghost Month in Taiwan a time to commemorate the dead: burn incense, visit shrines, honor ancestors, and avoid unlucky situations, large purchases, and bodies of water. Jing-nan, a young man who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, doesn t consider himself superstitious, but this August is going to haunt him no matter what he does.He is shocked to the core when he learns his ex-girlfriend from high school has been murdered. She was found scantily clad and shot on the side of a highway where she was selling betel nuts to passing truck drivers. Beyond his harrowing grief for his lost love, Jing-nan is confused by the news. Betel nut beauties are usually women in the most desperate of circumstances; the job is almost as taboo as prostitution. But Julia Huang had been the valedictorian of their high school, and the last time Jing-nan spoke to her she was enrolled in NYU s honor program, far away in New York. The facts don t add up. Julia s parents don t think so either, and the police seem to have closed the case without asking any questions.The Huangs beg Jing-nan to do some investigating on his own reconnect with old classmates, see if he can learn anything about Julia s life that she might have kept from them. Reluctantly, he agrees, for Julia s sake. But nothing can prepare him for what he learns or how it will change his life. N° de réf. du libraire

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Synopsis : August is Ghost Month in Taiwan--a time to commemorate the dead: burn incense, visit shrines, honor ancestors, and avoid unlucky situations, large purchases, and bodies of water. Jing-nan, a young man who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, doesn't consider himself superstitious, but this August is going to haunt him no matter what he does.He is shocked to the core when he learns his ex-girlfriend from high school has been murdered. She was found scantily clad and shot on the side of a highway where she was selling betel nuts to passing truck drivers. Beyond his harrowing grief for his lost love, Jing-nan is confused by the news. "Betel nut beauties" are usually women in the most desperate of circumstances; the job is almost as taboo as prostitution. But Julia Huang had been the valedictorian of their high school, and the last time Jing-nan spoke to her she was enrolled in NYU's honor program, far away in New York. The facts don't add up. Julia's parents don't think so either, and the police seem to have closed the case without asking any questions.The Huangs beg Jing-nan to do some investigating on his own--reconnect with old classmates, see if he can learn anything about Julia's life that she might have kept from them. Reluctantly, he agrees, for Julia's sake. But nothing can prepare him for what he learns--or how it will change his life.

About the Author:

Ed Lin is a journalist by training and an all-around stand-up guy. He is the author of several books, including Waylaid, his literary debut, and the Robert Chow crime series, set in Manhattan's Chinatown in the 1970s: This Is a Bust, Snakes Can't Run, and One Red Bastard. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. He lives in New York with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung.



Feodor Chin was classically trained at the American Conservatory Theater and UCLA. His acting career includes numerous credits in film, television, theater, and voice-over. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his narration of The Snakehead by Patrick Radden Keefe. For more information please visit FeodorChin.com.

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Titre : Ghost Month
Éditeur : Blackstone Audiobooks
Date d'édition : 2014
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged.

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