Today’s GalleyCrush is Pik-Shuen Fung’s Ghost Forest, forthcoming from One World on July 13, 2021.
Perfect pitch: “For fans of The Farewell, this graceful and indelible debut about love, grief, and family welcomes you into its pages and invites you to linger, staying with you long after you’ve closed its covers.”
First lines: “Twenty-one days after my dad died, a bird perched on the railing of my balcony. It was brown. It stayed there for a long time.”
Book buzz: “Ghost Forest is a debut certain to turn your heart. With a dexterity and style all her own, Pik-Shuen Fung renders the many voices that make up a family, as well as the mythologies we create for those we know, and those we wish we knew better. I am madly in love with this book, a kaleidoscopic wonder.” —T Kira Madden
Book notes: Hardcover, fiction, 272 pages.
Author bio: Pik-Shuen Fung is a Canadian writer and artist living in New York City. She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Kundiman, the Millay Colony, and Storyknife. Ghost Forest is her first book.