Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho

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'If you live near the jungle, you will realize that what is real and what is not real is not always clear. In the forest there is not a big gap between the two.'
A Datin recalls her romance with an orang bunian. A teenage pontianak struggles to balance homework, bossy aunties, first love, and eating people. An earth spirit gets entangled in protracted negotiations with an annoying landlord, and Chang E spins off into outer space, the ultimate metaphor for the Chinese diaspora.
Straddling the worlds of the mundane and the magical, SPIRITS ABROAD collects 10 science fiction and fantasy stories with a distinctively Malaysian sensibility.
 

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Published October 3, 2014 by Buku Fixi (Fixi Novo). 290 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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One of the most common comparisons has been to Susanna Clarke’s magisterial Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, a book I love (if you ranked the book and my friends in order of how much I love them, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell would come above everyone I met in primary school and just below anyo...

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