Kevin Chen

Ghost Town -- Kevin Chen, Hardcover

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A NEW YORK TIMES MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF FALL 2022


FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR & WINNER OF THE TAIWAN LITERATURE AWARD


Keith Chen, the second son of a traditional Taiwanese family of seven, runs away from the oppression of his village to Berlin in the hope of finding acceptance as a young gay man.


The novel begins a decade later, when Chen has just been released from prison for killing his boyfriend. He is about to return to his family's village, a poor and desolate place. With his parents gone, his sisters married, mad, or dead, there is nothing left for him there. As the story unfurls, we learn what tore this family apart and, more importantly, the truth behind the murder of Chen's boyfriend.


Told in a myriad of voices, both living and dead, and moving through time with deceptive ease, Ghost Town weaves a mesmerizing web of family secrets and countryside superstitions, the search for identity and clash of cultures.


★ "Multidimensional characters, a beautifully realized setting, and an apposite surprise ending... This book is excellent."--Booklist (Starred Review)





Author: Kevin Chen
Publisher: Europa Editions
Published: 10/25/2022
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9781609457983

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 06/01/2022 pg. 3
Publishers Weekly 08/08/2022
Booklist 09/01/2022 pg. 32
Library Journal 10/01/2022 pg. 134
Shelf Awareness 10/28/2022
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2022

Product Tags:

Crime, Europa Editions, Fiction, Fiction - General, Gay, Hard-Boiled, Hardcover, Kevin Chen, LGBTQ+, Mystery & Detective, Taiwan

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