Derrick can’t believe his luck when he rekindles a romance with ex-girlfriend Yifan. But Yifan remains aloof and distant, eventually confiding to Derrick that in her hometown of Ipoh, she discovered that she is actually a fox spirit with mystical powers.
But Derrick isn’t the only person who has fallen under Yifan’s spell. Unbeknownst to him, Tien Chen, a man with an unhealthy obsession with fire, has also been dating her. When Tien Chen eventually confronts Yifan about her infidelity, she tells him a story about her childhood in Ipoh that explains her actions and then disappears. Where has she gone, and is Yifan really the person she claims to be?
“O Thiam Chin is a writer at the height of his powers."
—Stephanie Ye, author of The Billion Shop
“O shows his ability to get to the heart of his characters and to make us care as each new layer of their experience is revealed "
Page Count: 156
Year Published: 2017