Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pre Pub Book Buzz: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Way back in 2013 I had the chance to review Yangsze Choo's debut, The Ghost Bride. It was a phenomenal read and one of my favorite books. And now she finally has a new book due out!

Here's a bit about The Night Tiger from Goodreads:

When 11-year-old Ren's master dies, he makes one last request of his Chinese houseboy: that Ren find his severed finger, lost years ago in an accident, and reunite it with his body. Ren has 49 days, or else his master's soul will roam the earth, unable to rest in peace.

Ji Lin always wanted to be a doctor, but as a girl in 1930s Malaysia, apprentice dressmaker is a more suitable occupation. Secretly, though, Ji Lin also moonlights as a dancehall girl to help pay off her beloved mother's Mahjong debts. One night, Ji Lin's dance partner leaves her with a gruesome souvenir: a severed finger. Convinced the finger is bad luck, Ji Lin enlists the help of her erstwhile stepbrother to return it to its rightful owner.

As the 49 days tick down, and a prowling tiger wreaks havoc on the town, Ji Lin and Ren's lives intertwine in ways they could never have imagined. Propulsive and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores colonialism and independence, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and first love. Braided through with Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a page-turner of the highest order

I fully expect this will be equally as fantastic is Choo's first outing and can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

The Night Tiger is due out in February from Flatiron Books.

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