"Here, con, I cut up a du du just for you."
"Oh no, Grandma, I --"
- p. 3 (ARC, page may change)
For Friday 56:
Synopsis: A self-assured and stunning collection by an astonishingly gifted new writer, these stories—based on traditional Vietnamese tales—are sure to appeal to fans of Karen Russell, Jennifer Egan, Colson Whitehead, George Saunders, and Téa Obrecht. The Frangipani Hotel blends the old world and the new with fantastical, chilling, and original explorations of the ghosts that continue to haunt us: those of the Vietnam War.
Oh, AND if you're in the US, you can also put in your name to win a copy of this really interesting collection of short stories. Aww, come on, who can resist a good ghost story? :)
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (April 1, 2014)