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Spirits Abroad

A collection of stories by

"If you live near the jungle, you will realize that what is real and what is not real is not always clear. In the forest there is not a big gap between the two."

A Datin recalls her romance with an orang bunian. A teenage pontianak struggles to balance homework, bossy aunties, first love, and eating people. An earth spirit gets entangled in protracted negotiations with an annoying landlord, and Chang E spins off into outer space, the ultimate metaphor for the Chinese diaspora.

The ebook edition of Zen Cho's Crawford Award-winning short story collection SPIRITS ABROAD features 15 speculative short stories, author commentary, and an ebook-only cover by artist Likhain (

"The stories in Spirits Abroad succeed in both interrogating the premise of speculative fiction and Malaysiana by combining the two in unique, charming, and often deeply moving ways." - The Star

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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : Paperback

Title: Spirits Abroad
Author(s): Zen Cho
ISBN: 9670374987 / 978-9670374987
Publisher: Fixi Novo (Buku Fixi)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Spirits Abroad (ebook)
Author(s): Zen Cho
Publisher: Buku Fixi (Fixi Novo)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA