The Hungry Ghosts

The Hungry Ghosts

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Condition: Almost New
ISBN: 9780007303380
Author: Anne berry
Pages: 406
Edition: 2010
Publisher: Harpercollins uk
A tale of both broad global events andintimate lives,this dazzling debut spans 60 years from British Hong Kong toParis, England, andpostcolonial Hong Kong

Alice Safford is a lost soul. Raised in Hong Kong bya monstrousmother and high-ranking father, she is neglected by her parents and indifferent siblings. Twenty-five years later during the Japanese occupation, Lin Shui, a young Chinese girl, was rapedand murdered. Now, as a "Hungry Ghost," she finds the perfect hostfrom whom to feed, returning with Alice to her home on the Peak.Together, entanged in the Saffords'web of dark secrets and desperate lies, they unleash chaos. Against a background of political unrest and familial breakdown, Alice's ghostly entourage swells alarmingly. Craving peace, she flees to England, then France, only to find hermischievous "Hungry Ghosts" have accompanied her.With its dazzling array of characters and numerous twists and turns in fortune, thisremarkable tour de force of the imagination is full of instantly memorable characters whose lives intermesh and boil over in a cauldron of domestic mayhem, unleashing unworldly spirits into the troubled air.