RM 18.60Lihat Produk
A newly revised 20th anniversary edition of Tunku Halim’s first novel.
Shazral leads a comfortable life as a corporate lawyer in Kuala Lumpur, complete with sports car and hot girlfriend. But a call from his kampung tells him that his estranged father is dying. Shazral had left the kampung in anger almost a decade ago, but now feels the irresistible pull to return.
His father isn’t just an ordinary villager but the most respected bomoh in the area. And when Pak Abas with his dying breath wants Shazral to accept his “inheritance”, he is not just talking about physical property.
While fighting both the literal and figurative demons of the past and present, Shazral also needs to decide whether to accept the supernatural but potentially terrifying destiny of his heritage.
Tunku Halim was born in 1964. He lives in Australia but is a frequent visitor to his country of birth, Malaysia. He has worked as a corporate lawyer in Kuala Lumpur and an IT lawyer in Sydney.
He has his own publishing company and is interested in design and environmentally-friendly urban development. His previous books include the short-story collections The Rape of Martha Teoh & Other Chilling Stories (1997), BloodHaze: 15 Chilling Tales (1999) and The Woman Who Grew Horns and Other Works (2001); the novels Dark Demon Rising (1997) and Vermillion Eye (2000); and the novella Juriah's Song (2008). His non-fiction books include A Children's History of Malaysia (2003) and a biography of his late father Tunku Abdullah — A Passion for Life (1998).