Looking After The Ashes


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Looking After The Ashes

Kopi Soh
4.63  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  30 reviews
If you eat while lying down, you will turn into a snake……
If you don’t polish off all the rice on your plate you will marry a man full of pimples and pockmarks.

Come join me as we enter a world where clipping nails at night was strictly forbidden, pointing at the moon would result in one’s ears getting chopped off, and children were forced to stay indoors during sundown for fear of collision with evil forces. Inside this semi-biographical fiction through Swee Lian’s eyes not only will you find a world of laughter and happiness but also one filled with the comedies and tragedies of life. Her colorful family, with their unique identity, customs, and culture, consists of her deeply religious aunts who believe in magic potions, evil charms, and temple mediums and an uncle who insists that guests entering through the front door must depart the same way lest his daughter ends up a spinster.
Superstitious old wives’ tales, supernatural events, and taboos. Stories from a world where mental disorders and illnesses were believed to be caused by malevolent spirits, talismans, mediums, and fortune tellers were a part of everyday life.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Book Details

Paperback, 216 pages
Published August 31st 2021 by Penguin Random House SEA
ISBN 9814882100 (ISBN13: 9789814882101)

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