'THE ASH HOUSE'
COMES OUT JULY 2021
FROM PENGUIN SOUTH EAST ASIA
The Tjoa ash-house intended for ancestral tables has stood at the top of Kota Cahaya's exclusive Green Hill for a century. Now it is all drooping lintels and sagging roof; a haunted house with a haunted heir in it - Arno Tjoa, a Barbie-doll fixated cripple whom Sister Mary Michale, the clairvoyant nun, has been sent to set free.
However, as the nun unearths the family's skeletons, she realizes it is not in her power to save everyone or everything. Who or what must be sacrificed? What must be left to turn to dust.
Set in a 21st century South East Asian port city where spirits still linger, The Ash House is the story of an overseas-Chinese merchant family haunted by the legacy of love gone wrong, with an ending both unexpected and heartbreaking