Ghost Month, Ed Lin
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Ghost Month

Author: Ed Lin

Narrator: Feodor Chin

Unabridged: 11 hr 25 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 07/29/2014


August is Ghost Month in Taiwana time to commemorate the dead: burn incense, visit shrines, honor ancestors, and avoid unlucky situations, large purchases, and bodies of water. Jing-nan, a young man who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, doesnt consider himself superstitious, but this August is going to haunt him no matter what he does. He is shocked to the core when he learns his ex-girlfriend from high school has been murdered. She was found scantily clad and shot on the side of a highway where she was selling betel nuts to passing truck drivers. Beyond his harrowing grief for his lost love, Jing-nan is confused by the news. Betel nut beauties are usually women in the most desperate of circumstances; the job is almost as taboo as prostitution. But Julia Huang had been the valedictorian of their high school, and the last time Jing-nan spoke to her she was enrolled in NYUs honor program, far away in New York. The facts dont add up. Julias parents dont think so either, and the police seem to have closed the case without asking any questions. The Huangs beg Jing-nan to do some investigating on his ownreconnect with old classmates, see if he can learn anything about Julias life that she might have kept from them. Reluctantly, he agrees, for Julias sake. But nothing can prepare him for what he learnsor how it will change his life.