Ed Lin’s “Ghost Month”

Come out on Friday August 1 to celebrate the publication of Ed Lin’s new novel, Ghost Month, a mystery set in Taipei.

Publishers Weekly sums up the book in a starred review:

“For a guy who scoffs at the ghosts revered by so many of his fellow Taiwanese, droll everyman Jing-nan, a night-market food stall manager, ironically finds himself spending much of his time chasing one as he investigates the murder of his childhood sweetheart, Julia Huang, in this darkly comic thriller from Lin. Baffled by what the ambitious valedictorian of his Taipei high-school class was doing as a skimpily clad ‘betel-nut beauty’ hawking betel nut to truckers on a remote highway, much less by who would want to kill her, Jing-nan keeps asking questions, despite risks to his own safety. As he starts to uncover Julia’s explosive secrets with the help of their spunky former schoolmate, Nancy, Jing-nan finally faces the need to let go of the past in order to build a future.”

For only $30, a few more dollars than the cost of the book, you will receive a hardcover copy of Ghost Month and plenty of food night-market style.

Friday, August 1 6:00pm
Taipei Cultural Center
1 East 42nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY

Purchase your tickets in advance here (tickets are unavailable at the door):


Need to know more first? Watch a trailer for the book here:


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