The Ghost Bride is a novel by breakout Malaysian novelist Yangsze Choo first published by William Morrow in 2013. In the critically-acclaimed novel set in 19th century Malaya under the British colonial rule, Choo explores the themes of tradition, love, and filial piety in a ethereal setting.
This novel is a cross between genres, with elements of fantasy, a bildungsroman, and a YA novel, all intertwining to create a literary masterpiece. In it, Choo follows the story of a poor girl named Li Lan whose poverty results in her having to participate in a traditional ghost marriage in order to feed her family, and chronicles her experiences and the conflicts she experiences in the ethereal otherworld.
The Ghost Bride has also been nominated of numerous awards since its first publication including the Shirley Jackson Award for Novels, the Carnegie Medal, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.