The Hungry Ghost

The Hungry Ghost

4.25 (145 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.25 (145 ratings by Goodreads)
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Freja arrives in Singapore during the month of the hungry ghost, when old spirits are said to roam the streets. She's struggling to settle into her dad's new, 'happy' family, and dreams only of escaping home and leaving this hot, unfamiliar city.

Then one night, a mysterious girl in a white dress appears in the garden. Freja follows this figure to lush, secretive corners of the city, seeking to understand the girl's identity. Her search will lead her to an old family mystery - one that must be unravelled before the month is over, to allow both girls to be freed from the secrets of the past.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18.8mm | 231.33g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 178269269X
  • 9781782692690
  • 410,559

Review quote

"Explores lost family histories and expat life, with a taste of Singaporean myth and folk tradition."
--Kirkus Reviews

"[Freja's] quest to solve the mystery of this unquiet spirit takes the pair into the thrilling territory of Chinese folklore and feng shui." -- Financial Times

"A gripping, moving, perfectly crafted story... one of my books of the year." -- Sinead O'Hart, author of The Eye of the North
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About H.S. Norup

H. S. Norup grew up in Denmark and has since lived in the UK, the US, Austria, Singapore and Switzerland, where she resides with her husband and two teenage sons. She has a master's degree in economics and business administration and sixteen years' experience in corporate marketing strategy and communications. When she's not writing or reading, she spends her time outdoors either skiing, hiking, walking, golfing or taking photos. Her debut novel, The Missing Barbegazi, which was shortlisted for the Red Dot Award and named a Sunday Times Book of the Year, is also available from Pushkin Children's.
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Rating details

145 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 44% (64)
4 39% (57)
3 14% (20)
2 3% (4)
1 0% (0)
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