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The girl with ghost eyes, M. H. Boroson

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The girl with ghost eyes
Title
The girl with ghost eyes
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M. H. Boroson
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eng
Summary
It's the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco's Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes--the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring great shame to Li-lin and her father. When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer's ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground. With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young woman searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together
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Title
The girl with ghost eyes
Creator
Summary
In San Francisco during the late 1800s, a young Chinese widow tries to keep her father alive, and win a place in his heart she doesn’t realize she already owns. This story is filled with wonderful detail from Chinese folklore and mythology, and plenty of action as two tongs battle to control Chinatown. The very best fantasy employs strong characters who are real people with real problems. I enjoyed every page. -- Janet Martin for LibraryReads
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
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10459949
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Nz
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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M. H. Boroson
The girl with ghost eyes, M. H. Boroson
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The girl with ghost eyes, M. H. Boroson
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781940456362
Lccn
2015937874
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Note
cat24
System control number
  • ocn926105046
  • (OCoLC)926105046
  • 1292767

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