Krimi Anne Berry The Hungry Ghosts

ISBN 13: 9780007351435

The Hungry Ghosts

3.37 avg rating
( 480 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007351435: The Hungry Ghosts

A tale of both broad global events and intimate lives, this dazzling debut spans 60 years from British Hong Kong to Paris, England, and postcolonial Hong Kong Alice Safford is a lost soul. Raised in Hong Kong by a monstrous mother and high-ranking father, she is neglected by her parents and indifferent siblings. Twenty-five years later during the Japanese occupation, Lin Shui, a young Chinese girl, was raped and murdered. Now, as a "Hungry Ghost," she finds the perfect host from whom to feed, returning with Alice to her home on the Peak. Together, entanged in the Saffords' web of dark secrets and desperate lies, they unleash chaos. Against a background of political unrest and familial breakdown, Alice's ghostly entourage swells alarmingly. Craving peace, she flees to England, then France, only to find her mischievous "Hungry Ghosts" have accompanied her. With its dazzling array of characters and numerous twists and turns in fortune, this remarkable tour de force of the imagination is full of instantly memorable characters whose lives intermesh and boil over in a cauldron of domestic mayhem, unleashing unworldly spirits into the troubled air.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Anne Berry was educated in Hong Kong and is a former journalist for the South China Morning Post. This is her first novel.

Review:

"A stunning debut . . . an intriguing combination of the supernatural, domestic drama and colonial politics, bringing to mind both the work of both E.M. Forster and Sarah Waters. 'Deft' is often an overused word in reviews, but alas, it is perfect to describe the skill with which Berry writes."  —Globe and Mail

"Berry's prose is as lush, beautiful and tropical as the most humid day in Hong Kong . . . A dazzling and assured debut."  —Bookbag

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Anne Berry
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007351437 ISBN 13: 9780007351435
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A novel for those who loved Behind the Scenes at the Museum, The Poisonwood Bible and The Lovely Bones. Raped then murdered in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong in 1942, Lin Shui s Hungry Ghost clings tenaciously to life. Holing up in a hospital morgue, which is destined to become a school, just in time she finds a host off whom to feed. It is twelve-year-old Alice Safford, the deeply-troubled daughter of a leading figure in government. The parasitic ghost follows her to her home on the Peak. There, the lethal mix of the two, embroiled in the family s web of dark secrets and desperate lies, unleashes chaos. All this unfolds against a background of colonial unrest, riots, extremes of weather and the countdown to the return of the colony to China. As successive tragedies engulf Alice, her ghostly entourage swells alarmingly. She flees to England, then France, in a bid to escape the past, only to find her portable Hungry Ghosts have accompanied her. It seems the peace she longs for is to prove far more elusive that she could ever have imagined. The Hungry Ghosts is a remarkable tour de force of the imagination, full of instantly memorable characters whose lives intermesh and boil over in a cauldron of domestic mayhem, unleashing unworldly spirits into the troubled air. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780007351435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 3.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Anne Berry
Published by Blue Door 2010-03-18 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007351437 ISBN 13: 9780007351435
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Door 2010-03-18, 2010. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-04967168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 2.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Anne Berry
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007351437 ISBN 13: 9780007351435
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A novel for those who loved Behind the Scenes at the Museum, The Poisonwood Bible and The Lovely Bones. Raped then murdered in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong in 1942, Lin Shui s Hungry Ghost clings tenaciously to life. Holing up in a hospital morgue, which is destined to become a school, just in time she finds a host off whom to feed. It is twelve-year-old Alice Safford, the deeply-troubled daughter of a leading figure in government. The parasitic ghost follows her to her home on the Peak. There, the lethal mix of the two, embroiled in the family s web of dark secrets and desperate lies, unleashes chaos. All this unfolds against a background of colonial unrest, riots, extremes of weather and the countdown to the return of the colony to China. As successive tragedies engulf Alice, her ghostly entourage swells alarmingly. She flees to England, then France, in a bid to escape the past, only to find her portable Hungry Ghosts have accompanied her. It seems the peace she longs for is to prove far more elusive that she could ever have imagined. The Hungry Ghosts is a remarkable tour de force of the imagination, full of instantly memorable characters whose lives intermesh and boil over in a cauldron of domestic mayhem, unleashing unworldly spirits into the troubled air. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780007351435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 5.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Berry, Anne
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007351437 ISBN 13: 9780007351435
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2010. Book Condition: New. 2010. Paperback. A novel for those who loved Behind the Scenes at the Museum, The Poisonwood Bible and The Lovely Bones. Num Pages: 416 pages. Dimension: 173 x 132 x 27. Weight in Grams: 222. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780007351435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 6.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Berry, Anne
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007351437 ISBN 13: 9780007351435
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Book Condition: New. 2010. Paperback. A novel for those who loved Behind the Scenes at the Museum, The Poisonwood Bible and The Lovely Bones. Num Pages: 416 pages. Dimension: 173 x 132 x 27. Weight in Grams: 222. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780007351435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 6.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Anne Berry
Published by Blue Door (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007351437 ISBN 13: 9780007351435
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Door, 2010. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780007351435_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 3.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Berry, Anne; Berry, Anne
Published by Harpercollins (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007351437 ISBN 13: 9780007351435
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 416 pages. 7.00x4.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0007351437

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 2.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Anne Berry
Published by HarperCollins UK (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007351437 ISBN 13: 9780007351435
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007351437

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 6.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.01
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Anne Berry
Published by HarperCollins Publishers India (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007351437 ISBN 13: 9780007351435
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers India, 2010. Softcover. Book Condition: New. A novel for those who loved Behind the Scenes at the Museum, The Poisonwood Bible and The Lovely Bones. Raped then murdered in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong in 1942, Lin Shui?s ?Hungry Ghost? clings tenaciously to life. Holing up in a hospital morgue, which is destined to become a school, just in time she finds a host off whom to feed. It is twelve-year-old Alice Safford, the deeply-troubled daughter of a leading figure in government. The parasitic ghost follows her to her home on the Peak. There, the lethal mix of the two, embroiled in the family?s web of dark secrets and desperate lies, unleashes chaos. All this unfolds against a background of colonial unrest, riots, extremes of weather and the countdown to the return of the colony to China. As successive tragedies engulf Alice, her ghostly entourage swells alarmingly. She flees to England, then France, in a bid to escape the past, only to find her portable ?Hungry Ghosts? have accompanied her. It seems the peace she longs for is to prove far more elusive that she could ever have imagined. ?The Hungry Ghosts? is a remarkable tour de force of the imagination, full of instantly memorable characters whose lives intermesh and boil over in a cauldron of domestic mayhem, unleashing unworldly spirits into the troubled air. Printed Pages: 416. Bookseller Inventory # 40083

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 5.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.55
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Anne Berry
Published by HarperCollins Publishers India (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007351437 ISBN 13: 9780007351435
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers India, 2010. Softcover. Book Condition: New. A novel for those who loved Behind the Scenes at the Museum, The Poisonwood Bible and The Lovely Bones. Raped then murdered in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong in 1942, Lin Shui’s ‘Hungry Ghost’ clings tenaciously to life. Holing up in a hospital morgue, which is destined to become a school, just in time she finds a host off whom to feed. It is twelve-year-old Alice Safford, the deeply-troubled daughter of a leading figure in government. The parasitic ghost follows her to her home on the Peak. There, the lethal mix of the two, embroiled in the family’s web of dark secrets and desperate lies, unleashes chaos. All this unfolds against a background of colonial unrest, riots, extremes of weather and the countdown to the return of the colony to China. As successive tragedies engulf Alice, her ghostly entourage swells alarmingly. She flees to England, then France, in a bid to escape the past, only to find her portable ‘Hungry Ghosts’ have accompanied her. It seems the peace she longs for is to prove far more elusive that she could ever have imagined. ‘The Hungry Ghosts’ is a remarkable tour de force of the imagination, full of instantly memorable characters whose lives intermesh and boil over in a cauldron of domestic mayhem, unleashing unworldly spirits into the troubled air. Printed Pages: 416. Bookseller Inventory # 40083

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 5.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.44
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book