Cancelled - Yangsze Choo
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First published a year ago to much praise, and ultimately achieving bestselling status (being selected by Reese Witherspoon for her national book club never hurting), Yangsze Choo’s riveting debut novel, The Night Tiger (Flatiron), found many readers here, and should, even more with this new paperback edition. Set in her home country of Malaysia, when it was colonial-era Malaya, is a novel of the clash of classes, of entitlement and aspiration, and of some particular quests.
“Mythical creatures, conversations with the dead, lucky numbers, Confucian virtues, and forbidden love provide the backdrop to Choo’s superb murder mystery. Mining the rich setting of colonial Malaysia, Choo wonderfully combines a Holmes-esque plot with Chinese lore.” —Publishers Weekly.
“A sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world…Choo weaves her research in with a feather-light touch, and readers will be so caught up in the natural and supernatural intrigue that the serious themes here about colonialism and power dynamics, about gender and class, are absorbed with equal delicacy.” —Kirkus Reviews.