A coming-of-age chronicle which retraces the immigrant footsteps of dissolute drifter Jessamyn Teoh from Harvard back to Malaysia, where she is engaged by the ghost of her estranged grandmother Ah Ma to settle spiritualist scores with local gansters. It’s a tale that traces how we navigate family histories, and how these often intertwine to create mythologies of their own, replete with ghosts and gods, many of our own creation. How to balance our many obligations, across generations and across cultures? Foreboding but fun, this urban fantasy in contemporary Malaysia is vividly told.
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