We know from feedback that you all love a good dose of historical fiction every so often. Bonus points if it doubles as a slow-burn mystery. And icing on the cake if it shines a light on underrepresented voices and has themes of female empowerment at its heart. This month’s selection, Ghost Girl, Banana by Wiz Wharton, ticks all these boxes and more.
Set between 1960s England and 1990s Hong Kong, the debut tells the story of Sook-Yin and her daughter Lily, who lost her mother as a child. Years later, when Lily receives a mysterious inheritance, she travels to her mother’s birthplace to confront long-buried family secrets and discover the lost side of her heritage.
Inspired by the author’s own mother’s story that she found written on floppy discs when packing up her home after her death, Wiz Wharton has crafted a novel that asks profound questions about race and belonging and identity, while telling a page-turning story. We can't wait to hear what you think.
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