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Critical Praise

“Choo’s clear and charming style creates an alternate reality where the stakes are just as high as in the real world, combining grounded period storytelling with the supernatural.” 

—Publishers Weekly

“Captivating epic…[this] impressive first novel takes readers on one of the wildest rides since Alice fell down the rabbit hole.” 

—San Jose Mercury News

“Choo’s remarkably strong and arresting first novel…is sure to garner much well-deserved attention.” 


“Choo’s fascinating debut…rich in Chinese folklore, mores and the supernatural…intriguing and enlightening. A haunting debut.” 

—Kirkus Reviews