By Shawna Yang Ryan
Locke, California, 1928. 3 bedraggled chinese language ladies look out of the mist in a small chinese language farming city at the Sacramento River. are unknown to its citizens, whereas the 3rd is the long-lost spouse of Richard Fong, the good-looking supervisor of the neighborhood playing parlor. because the lives of the townspeople develop into inextricably intertwined with the newly arrived girls, their scary strength is eventually printed.
A lyrical imagining of what occurs whilst a chinese language ghost tale comes precise, Water Ghosts is a wealthy story of human passions and mingling cultures that might attract readers of Lisa See, Anchin Min, and Gail Tsukiyama.
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Water Ghosts: A Novel by Shawna Yang Ryan