Books set in Malaysia (18)


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Black Water Sister by Zen Cho EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Asia / Malaysia flag Malaysia
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A finalist for the 2022 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel One of BookPage's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2021 One of Tor.com Reviewers' Choice Best Books of 2021 One of Book Riot's Best SFF Standalones of 2021 “Ghosts. Gods. Gangsters. Black Water Sister has it all…a wildly entertaining coming-of-age story for the twentysomething set, with a protagonist who is almost painfully relatable at times.”—Vulture "A twisty, feminist, and enthralling page-turner."—BuzzFeed "A sharp and bittersweet story of past and future, ghosts and gods and family."—Naomi Novik, New York Times bestselli... continue

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Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Malaysia flag Malaysia
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A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess, Chang'e , in which a young woman's quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm and sets her on a dangerous path--where choices come with deadly consequences, and she risks losing more than her heart. Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the powerful Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin's magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her h... continue

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Hamra and the Jungle of Memories by Hanna Alkaf EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Malaysia flag Malaysia
Description:
A Malaysian spin on Little Red Riding Hood from the critically acclaimed author of The Girl and the Ghost, Hanna Alkaf. Courage is the strongest magic there is. On Hamra's thirteenth birthday, she receives nothing but endless nagging and yet another errand to run in the Langkawi jungle that looms behind her home. No one has remembered her special day. And so, stifled and angry, Hamra ignores something she shouldn't: the rules of the jungle. Always ask permission before you enter. Hamra walks boldly in. Never take what isn't yours. Hamra finds the most perfect j... continue

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In a Far Country by K. S. Maniam EN

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Country: Asia / Malaysia flag Malaysia
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In A Far Country is a remarkable novel for its experiment. It moves beyond early Malayan writing in English which sought to establish a local literary imagination in opposition to an imposed colonial one. In A Far Country seeks to free itself from this literary ghetto by addressing national issues and departing from realism to do so.

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La fábrica de sedas by Tash Aw ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Malaysia flag Malaysia
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Un viaje de placer a un remoto archipiélago del estrecho de Malaca, conocido como «las Siete Sirenas», es el epicentro del brillante debut literario de Tash Aw, que, siguiendo la huella de grandes escritores británicos de temas coloniales como Joseph Conrad o Somerset Maugham, explora la Malasia rural de la primera mitad del siglo XX. El grupo viajero lo componen Lim Seng Chin, más conocido como Johnny Lim, director de la famosa Fábrica de Sedas Harmony; su esposa, Snow Soong, la mujer más hermosa del valle; su mejor y único amigo, Peter Wormwood, un inglés que llegó a Malasia buscando el para... continue
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Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Malaysia flag Malaysia
Description:
Fifteen-year-old Najwa Bakri is forced to investigate the mysterious death of her best friend and Scrabble Queen, Trina, a year after the fact when her Instagram comes back to life with cryptic posts and messages.

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Small Bodies of Water by Nina Mingya Powles EN

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In lyrical, powerful prose, Small Bodies of Water weaves together memories, dreams and nature writing. Exploring everything from migration, food, family, earthquakes and the ancient lunisolar calendar, Nina reflects on a girlhood spent growing up between two cultures, and what it means to belong.

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The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / Malaysia flag Malaysia
Description:
A mesmerizing new novel of love and betrayal from the critically acclaimed author of "The Gift of Rain," which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2008.

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The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Malaysia flag Malaysia
Description:
Yangsze Choo s stunning debut, The Ghost Bride, is a startlingly original novel infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and unexpected supernatural twists. Li Lan, the daughter of a respectable Chinese family in colonial Malaysia, hopes for a favorable marriage, but her father has lost his fortune, and she has few suitors. Instead, the wealthy Lim family urges her to become a ghost bride for their son, who has recently died under mysterious circumstances. Rarely practiced, a traditional ghost marriage is used to placate a restless spirit. Such a union would guarantee Li Lan a home fo... continue

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The Gift of Rain : A Novel by Tan Twan Eng EN

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Country: Asia / Malaysia flag Malaysia
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The recipient of extraordinary acclaim from critics and the bookselling community, Tan Twan Eng's debut novel casts a powerful spell and has garnered comparisons to celebrated wartime storytellers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene. Set during the tumult of World War II, on the lush Malayan island of Penang, The Gift of Rain tells a riveting and poignant tale about a young man caught in the tangle of wartime loyalties and deceits. In 1939, sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton-the half-Chinese, half-English youngest child of the head of one of Penang's great trading families-feels alienated from both... continue