Alone and pregnant, Shakilah Nair has returned to Singapore after a fifteen-year exile. Her story is one of passion and violence, set in a world shared with ghosts, vampires, and other spirits.
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Set in Singapore, a tale of friendship, love, violence, multiple murders, and the supernatural.
Shakilah Nair has returned, after fifteen years in the United States, pregnant but with not even the glimmer of a ring upon her finger. Her former teacher's loyal maid, her onetime best friend, her own mother, the schoolgirls who have heard rumors, the woman whom she loved, and other women recount events connected with Shakilah and the mysterious Diamond Woman for whom a magic potion was once prepared by the local bomah. They reveal the dark undercurrents in the lives of these women of Chinese, Indian, Malay, and mixed ancestry, all of whom believe in the all-pervasive power of seen and unseen spirits.
Fiona Cheong was born in Singapore, received an M.F.A. from Cornell, and now teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of The Scent of the Gods, a novel. Her short fiction has been anthologized.About the Author:
Fiona Cheong was born in Singapore and is the author of The Scent of the Gods, a novel.
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Book Description Soho Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1569473196
Book Description Soho Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111569473196
Book Description Soho Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1569473196 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2129403