She Is a Haunting

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$18.99  $17.66
Bloomsbury YA
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5.81 X 8.59 X 1.23 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Trang Thanh Tran writes speculative stories with big emotions about food, belonging and the Vietnamese diaspora. They grew up in a big family in Philadelphia, then abandoned degrees in sociology and public health to tell stories in Georgia. When not writing, they can be found over-caffeinating on iced coffee and watching zombie movies. She Is a Haunting is their debut novel. Connect with them on Twitter @nvtran or their website

"A riveting debut from a remarkable new voice! Trang Thanh Tran weaves an impressive gothic mystery in which Jade's father is determined to restore a decrepit home to its former glory and Jade is the only person who feels the soul-crushing devastation of colonialism lingering within its walls." --Angeline Boulley, #1 New York Times bestselling author of FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER

"She Is a Haunting is exactly the kind of book I love--gorgeous prose, a deliciously terrifying atmosphere, incisive thematic resonance, and a gloriously complex heroine. Jade is an unforgettable character, all tender longings and sharp edges, and readers everywhere will root for her just as hard as I did. Put it on your shelf next to Rebecca and The Haunting of Hill House. An incredible, riveting debut." --Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of FURYBORN and SAWKILL GIRLS

"This exquisitely disturbing tale of identity and colonialism and intergenerational trauma will eat its way under your skin and live there forever. Read this one with the lights on. I'm ready to be haunted by whatever Trang Thanh Tran writes next." --Emily X.R. Pan, New York Times bestselling author

"She Is a Haunting is a beguiling feast of a book that drew me in immediately with its exquisitely unsettling atmosphere, vivid prose, and creeping horrors--both supernatural and all too human." --Kate Alice Marshall, author of I AM STILL ALIVE and RULES FOR VANISHING

"Electric and unsettling with a deliciously rich theme readers will sink their teeth into, She Is a Haunting is my absolute favorite new entry in the gothic genre. Layers of identity, fright, and heartfelt romance are tenderly laid one over the other, creating a richly complex story that questions the very nature of a haunting. Trang Thanh Tran is a force to be reckoned with." --Courtney Gould, award-winning author of THE DEAD AND THE DARK

"A satisfying blend of traditional horror with modern themes and concerns. Both the ghosts and the humans in this richly layered work are alluring and deadly." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Eerie and beautifully written . . . Recommended for all libraries, especially for those serving readers seeking Asian and Asian American voices." --School Library Journal

"A welcome addition to the quickly growing canon of culturally diverse, queer horror. . . . Teens with a penchant for the grotesque will delight in unfolding, bit by rotting bit." --BookPage

"An opaque and delicate ghost story for strong readers." --Booklist

"This is a multi-layered exemplar of the horror genre, as the terrifying supernatural aspects of this story combine with the equally horrific colonialist history of this home. . . . A compelling exploration of the dynamics of estranged families and how culture, identity, and feelings of what is home can vary dramatically from generation to generation." --BCCB

"Gothic horror remains a perennial favorite for many readers, and teenage fans will be eager to read this . . . queer, Vietnamese take on the genre. . . . A formidable and heady entry that should delight readers." --School Library Connection

"A satisfying Gothic coming-of-age novel in which a house, a heritage, and the uncertain future threaten to consume a college-bound woman." --Foreword Reviews

"Tran smartly weaves Vietnamese culture and real horrors of French imperialism to deliver an eerie tale overflowing with deeply unsettling atmosphere." --Publishers Weekly