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She Is a Haunting
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Instant New York Times and Indie Bestseller! This house eats and is eaten . . . "A riveting debut from a remarkable new voice! Trang Thanh Tran weaves an impressive gothic mystery in which Jade's father is determined to restore a decrepit home to its former glory and Jade is the only person who feels the soul-crushing devastation of colonialism lingering within its walls." —Angeline Boulley, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Firekeeper's Daughter A House with a terrifying appetite haunts a broken family in this atmospheric horror, perfect for fans of Mexican Gothic. When Jade Nguyen arrives in Vietnam for a visit with her estranged father, she has one goal: survive five weeks pretending to be a happy family in the French colonial house Ba is restoring. She's always lied to fit in, so if she's straight enough, Vietnamese enough, American enough, she can get out with the college money he promised. But the house has other plans. Night after night, Jade wakes up paralyzed. The walls exude a thrumming sound while bugs leave their legs and feelers in places they don't belong. She finds curious traces of her ancestors in the gardens they once tended. And at night Jade can't ignore the ghost of the beautiful bride who leaves cryptic warnings: Don't eat. Neither Ba nor her sweet sister Lily believe that there is anything strange happening. With help from a delinquent girl, Jade will prove this house—the home they have always wanted—will not rest until it destroys them. Maybe, this time, she can keep her family together. As she roots out the house's rot, she must also face the truth of who she is and who she must become to save them all.
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Street Date:
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Language:
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Trang Thanh Tran. (2023). She Is a Haunting. Unabridged Bloomsbury Publishing (US).

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Instant New York Times and Indie Bestseller! This house eats and is eaten . . . "A riveting debut from a remarkable new voice! Trang Thanh Tran weaves an impressive gothic mystery in which Jade's father is determined to restore a decrepit home to its former glory and Jade is the only person who feels the soul-crushing devastation of colonialism lingering within its walls." —Angeline Boulley, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Firekeeper's Daughter A House with a terrifying appetite haunts a broken family in this atmospheric horror, perfect for fans of Mexican Gothic. When Jade Nguyen arrives in Vietnam for a visit with her estranged father, she has one goal: survive five weeks pretending to be a happy family in the French colonial house Ba is restoring. She's always lied to fit in, so if she's straight enough, Vietnamese enough, American enough, she can get out with the college money he promised. But the house has other plans. Night after night, Jade wakes up paralyzed. The walls exude a thrumming sound while bugs leave their legs and feelers in places they don't belong. She finds curious traces of her ancestors in the gardens they once tended. And at night Jade can't ignore the ghost of the beautiful bride who leaves cryptic warnings: Don't eat. Neither Ba nor her sweet sister Lily believe that there is anything strange happening. With help from a delinquent girl, Jade will prove this house—the home they have always wanted—will not rest until it destroys them. Maybe, this time, she can keep her family together. As she roots out the house's rot, she must also face the truth of who she is and who she must become to save them all.
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      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
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        November 14, 2022
        In Tran’s hair-raising supernatural horror debut, Vietnamese American 17-year-old Jade Nguyen travels to Vietnam with her younger sister Lily to visit their father, Ba. Jade and Ba haven’t been close since he left their family four years prior. Though she’s initially opposed to the trip, she agrees to go after Ba promises to pay her university tuition. In Vietnam, the sisters stay with Ba in an old French colonial house called Nhà Hoa, which he has been renovating with plans to open a bed-and-breakfast. There, Jade experiences sleep paralysis and is plagued by nightmares featuring the Vietnamese wife of the white colonist who originally owned Nhà Hoa. When attempting to persuade her family to leave doesn’t work, Jade enlists Florence, the niece of Ba’s business partner, to set up a fake haunting to drive them out. As Jade endeavors to protect her family and uncover Nhà Hoa’s secrets, she struggles to hide her growing feelings for Florence from Ba, whom she believes will rescind his offer of tuition help if he learns she’s bisexual. Tran smartly weaves Vietnamese culture and real horrors of French imperialism to deliver an eerie tale overflowing with deeply unsettling atmosphere. Ages 13–up. Agent: Katelyn Detweiler, Jill Grinberg Literary.

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        January 1, 2023
        Grades 9-12 In exchange for help with her college tuition, Jade Nguyen is reluctantly staying with her estranged father in Vietnam as he transforms an old French colonial home into a bed and breakfast. Heavy feelings of guilt and anger about her family, her closeted identity, and a recent fight with her best friend have Jade's head spinning when she moves into the house, and it soon becomes clear that the house itself has a dark agenda for its residents. Real hauntings, fake hauntings, infestations, dreams that might be visions, and visions that might be real swirl together in Tran's dreamlike debut about complicated families, generational trauma, the long-fingered effects of colonialism. Jade's hazy narration fits the dizzying hold the house has on people, but it might leave readers unsure as to whether they missed some details along the way. Clarity ultimately comes in the sweet and sure-handed romance between Jade and a local girl. An opaque and delicate ghost story for strong readers.

        COPYRIGHT(2023) Booklist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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      • content: Listeners will be transfixed by Emi Ray's atmospheric performance of this creepy horror tale about the haunting power of a family legacy. Jade Nguyen--a bisexual teen who is part of the Vietnamese diaspora--begrudgingly returns to her former country to help her estranged father renovate a house in exchange for college tuition money. But what's supposed to be a focused trip quickly becomes an immersive experience filled with obsessive ghosts, crawling bugs, and sleep paralysis. Jade teams up with Florence, a beautiful and intriguing young woman from the neighborhood, to uncover the house's history of colonization and ancestral horrors. Ray's performance manifests Jade's dilemma: To fight the house's rot, she'll need to embrace who she is. Despite some clunky vocal transitions, Ray's narration brings tension to a chilling story. A.H. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine
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        Starred review from November 15, 2022
        A French colonial house in Vietnam threatens to devour its modern-day occupants. If Jade Nguyen can leave her Philadelphia home with her younger sister, Lily, and last five weeks with her estranged father in Đ� Lạt, he'll help pay for UPenn, the dream school her nail salon employee mother cannot afford, even with Jade's scholarship. Ba is restoring a house from 1920 to be used as a bed-and-breakfast, and he tasks her with creating its website with the help of Florence, his business partner's niece, who went to boarding school in the U.S. and is just a little too attractive to bisexual Jade. Jade plans to keep her head down and get through the summer until she starts noticing strange, eerie things around the house, to say nothing of the ghosts appearing in her dreams. As she learns more about the house's dark past, which is entangled with colonialism and her own family's history and their reverberations in the present day, she finds herself drawn to the ghosts--even as she struggles to protect her family from them. Atmospheric descriptions and sharp plotting combine with slowly escalating danger from both supernatural and terribly real forces. Examinations of Western influences and past atrocities in Vietnam and their effects on the diaspora work in harmony with the novel's uncanny elements, making for a satisfying blend of traditional horror with modern themes and concerns. Both the ghosts and the humans in this richly layered work are alluring and deadly. (Horror. 13-18)

        COPYRIGHT(2022) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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