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message 1: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Frantz | 4 comments What is the name of the fantasy thriller where a curse is placed on someone and they take the tiny toy into their house. One character says she lives a very eventful life?
A Chinese-American man is cursed by his mother(?) and finds a small doll on his door step. He takes it inside and it starts growing and eventually becomes a monster. In his escape he runs into a woman who "lives a very eventful life." I am mostly interested in her.

Thank you for any help.


message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40197 comments Mod
What year did you read it? Is this a classic book? (Meaning a classic within that genre.)

Someone saying they live an eventful life reminds me of this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_you...

"May you live in interesting times" is an English expression purported to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse. (wikipedia)


message 3: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Frantz | 4 comments I think I read it in the 1990s. The author was contemporary and popular.


message 4: by Kris (new)

Kris | 36052 comments Mod
Tick Tock by Dean Koontz seems to match your description.

Google search - site:www.amazon.com horror "chinese" "cursed doll"


message 5: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Frantz | 4 comments THAT'S IT! Thank you..


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