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Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages. After graduating from Harvard, she worked as a management consultant before writing her first novel. Yangsze eats and reads too much, and often does both at the same time. You can follow her blog at http://yschoo.com/ or on Twitter @yangszechoo ...more

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Yangsze Choo Hi Lena,

What a great idea - a prequel about Er Lang before he met Li Lan! That sounds like a lot of fun, especially since he was one of my favourite c…more
Hi Lena,

What a great idea - a prequel about Er Lang before he met Li Lan! That sounds like a lot of fun, especially since he was one of my favourite characters to write (and he took over a lot of the book which he wasn't supposed to, at the expense of poor Tian Bai...). I can imagine that a book devoted entirely to Er Lang might have lots of adventures, all carried out in a somewhat arrogant and highhanded manner ;)

Right now I'm working on my second novel, another strange tale set in 1930s colonial Malaya, but I'm definitely open to writing a sequel to The Ghost Bride in the future!

Best wishes,

Yangsze(less)
Yangsze Choo Hi Kim,

Thank you so much! As an avid reader myself, I'm honored that you stayed up late reading The Ghost Bride - though the Chinese auntie in me is a…more
Hi Kim,

Thank you so much! As an avid reader myself, I'm honored that you stayed up late reading The Ghost Bride - though the Chinese auntie in me is a bit worried that you're not getting enough sleep. ;) I am indeed working on another novel right now, and will try my best to keep writing (fueled by many late night trips to the refrigerator...)

Best wishes,

Yangsze(less)
Average rating: 3.83 · 69,105 ratings · 9,284 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
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“In the darkness of a thousand
withered souls, it was Er Lang’s hand that I
sought, and his voice that I longed to hear. Perhaps
it is selfish of me, but an uncertain future
with him, in all its laughter and quarrels, is better
than being left behind.”
Yangsze Choo, The Ghost Bride

“The Chinese considered the moon to be yin, feminine and full of negative energy, as opposed to the sun that was yang and exemplified masculinity. I liked the moon, with its soft silver beams. It was at once elusive and filled with trickery, so that lost objects that had rolled into the crevices of a room were rarely found, and books read in its light seemed to contain all sorts of fanciful stories that were never there the next morning.”
Yangsze Choo, The Ghost Bride

“When Er Lang comes for his answer, I will tell him that I’ve always thought he was a monster. And that I want to be his bride.”
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