A reading group guide for The Hungry Ghosts, the first novel to be published on the Blue Door imprint, can be downloaded here
Winner of Amazon’s ‘Rising Stars’ competition owing to overwhelming reader response, The Hungry Ghosts is the perfect book group choice.
The Hungry Ghosts is the story of Alice, the black sheep of the Safford family, who is haunted by the ghost of a murdered Chinese girl. Against a backdrop of political unrest in Hong Kong and familial breakdown, Alice’s ghostly entourage swells alarmingly. Craving peace, she flees to England, then France, only to find the ‘Hungry Ghosts’ have accompanied her. Will she ever attain the peace that she craves or will these ghosts and her own demons stay with her forever?
“[A] stunning debut” Woman and Home
“Epic in scope and voice…so skilfully crafted, and the writing so elegant, it’s hard to believe it is a first novel.” The Globe and Mail
“[A] brilliant, brittle portrayal of colonial Hong Kong and vividly cruel series of first-person narratives” Psychologies
“The vivid, sensory depictions of Hong Kong circa 1970 ignite this almost unrelentingly sad story, and Berry’s easy way of switching between different narrative voices from chapter to chapter is impressive.” The List
Watch Anne Berry talking about The Hungry Ghosts
If you enjoyed The Hungry Ghosts, you’ll love her second novel The Water Children
18th March 2010