Title: Spider & Her Demons, The
Author: KHOO SYDNEY
Publication date: 15/08/2023
Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
Publishing status: Active
Between Chinatown and the glittering lights of the harbour prowl demons and witches – hiding in plain sight, wielding powers beyond imagining.
Moving and funny by turns, this is a story about what it take to make peace with your demons – literal or otherwise. An urban fantasy take on growing up feeling pressure to make others proud, even if means betraying your true self, feeling like your authentic self is trapped inside your body, and being a second-generation immigrant, struggling to find a sense of belonging.
After waiting tables at the dumpling shop and dealing with her aunt’s big expectations, Zhi just wants to find time for her friends, get through high school . . . and make sure no one finds out she’s half spider demon.
But then she accidentally kills and eats a man in front of Dior Panne-Nix, the most popular girl in school . . .
And she’s about to find out she’s not the scariest thing hiding in the shadows.
sydney khoo is a recipient of Penguin Random House Australia’s Write It fellowship program, which aspires to find, nurture and develop unpublished writers across all genres, with a focus on underrepresented sections of our community.
Dimension: 1mm X 1mm