Black Water Sister

Black Water Sister

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 10/06/2021
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This mischievous Malaysian-set novel is an adventure featuring family, ghosts and local gods - from Hugo Award winning novelist Zen Cho. Her grandmother may be dead But she's not done with life... Yet As Jessamyn packs for Malaysia, it's not a good time to start hearing a bossy voice in her head. Broke, jobless and just graduated, she's abandoning America to return 'home'. But she last saw Malaysia as a toddler - and is completely unprepared for its ghosts, gods and her eccentric family's shenanigans. Jess soon learns her 'voice' belongs to Ah Ma, her late grandmother. She worshipped the Black Water Sister, a local deity. And when a business magnate dared to offend her goddess, Ah Ma swore revenge. Now she's decided Jess will help, whether she wants to or not. As Ah Ma blackmails Jess into compliance, Jess fights to retain control. But her irrepressible relative isn't going to let a little thing like death stop her, when she can simply borrow Jess's body to make mischief. As Jess is drawn ever deeper into a world of peril and family secrets, getting a job becomes the least of her worries.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781447299998
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 610g
  • Dimensions: 242 x 164 x 38 mm

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Black Water Sister
Highly recommended
I fell in love with Zen Cho's stories since I read "The Sorcerer to the Crown" and have love all her works, included this one. This is a contemporary fanta... READ MORE
Black Water Sister
Simply phenomenal!
DRC provided by Macmillan via NetGalley and Ace via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review. Representation: lesbian Malaysian protagonist, Malaysian ... READ MORE
Gabriele QueerBookdom
Black Water Sister
A vivid, enthralling fantasy world of ancient gods in contemporary Malaysia
I loved ‘Sorcerer to the Crown’ and its sequel, so I was very keen to read Zen Cho’s new book, though it has a very different setting. Jessamyn has gradua... READ MORE
Rebecca Rouillard
Black Water Sister
Feels so real!
Jess has recently moved back to Malaysia with her parents. She’s dealing with trying to find her purpose - life as a Harvard graduate isn’t going as expect... READ MORE
Lara Olafisoye
Black Water Sister
Engaging from beginning to end.
Jessamyn is returning to Malaysia. It's 'home'. but she's not been since she was a toddler. The Malaysia she returns to is one of ghosts and of gods. There... READ MORE
Harley Ryley
Black Water Sister
A Compelling Tale Of Gods & Family Drama
‘He is the enemy of the god.’ Actual Rating: 4.5 Truthfully I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from ‘Black Water Sister’, especially as it had been a ... READ MORE
Charlotte Watkins
Black Water Sister
Funny, clever, and immensely readable
Wow. After finishing Black Water Sister I immediately felt ashamed that I had not read any of Zen Cho's other books. This was everything I had been looking... READ MORE
Lewis from Silverburn