Elsie Sze


ELSIE SZE grew up in Hong Kong and currently lives in Toronto with her husband, Michael. They have three sons, Benjamin, Samuel and Timothy. A former teacher and librarian, she is an avid traveller, often to remote places which form the settings for her stories. Her first novel, Hui Gui: a Chinese story, was nominated for Foreword magazine’s Book of the Year Award in Fiction, 2006. Her second novel, the Heart of the Buddha, was published in the United States in 2009 and was shortlisted for the Foreword Magazine 2009 Multicultural Fiction Book of the Year Award. In 2013, Elsie’s manuscript “Ghost Cave” won the inaugural Saphira Prize, a literary prize offered by Women in Publishing Society, Hong Kong, for unpublished writing.

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Ghost Cave: a novel of Sarawak
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 76,290. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
A tale of tragedy and romance unfolds in the jungles and gold mining country of Borneo. Ah Min, a young Chinese immigrant, follows a friend to seek his fortune in Sarawak in the mid-19th century. Ah Min explores a humid land of beguiling women, of fragrant spices and of ghosts. But the oppression of the English White Rajah draws the men into a rebellion that will have catastrophic consequences.

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asia    borneo    family bonds    ghost    guerrilla    guerrilla war    hakka    immigrants    jungle    malaysia    rebellion    sarawak