Narrator Catherine Ho delivers a stellar performance of this layered urban fantasy set in contemporary Malaysia. Jess’s college degree and secret girlfriend are not enough to keep her in the U.S. when her parents return to their homeland. She soon discovers that the gods and spirits are very real there: Her grandmother’s ghost and the god Black Water Sister try to inhabit her body, each seeking revenge, no matter the cost to Jess. Ho’s seamless transitions between characters and accents keep listeners rooted in the story’s Southeast Asian setting. Her tempo and tone add excitement to the action and underscore the humor. The audiobook addresses a number of sociocultural topics, including sexual identity, religion, and family obligations. C.B.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2021 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2021]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2021
CD ISBN 9781490691398 $123.75 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781665051538 $39.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781980036036 $29.99
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