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In a suburban LA neighborhood, neighbors keep wary distance and at times collide, propelled by desire, fury, and mischief. Precocious Korean American sisters Mira and Rosemary find their world rocked by a suicide; a charismatic and creepy drama teacher grooms his students; an aging gay horror novelist fights loneliness; and a white mother and her adopted Vietnamese daughter deal with lifelong anger issues. Spanning decades, and bringing together a diverse and interlocking group of stories, Lurkers is a Los Angeles masterpiece, showing Sandi Tan's fiction to be as formidable and exciting as her filmmaking.

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Sandi Tan

SANDI TAN was born in Singapore, and received an MFA in Film from Columbia University. Before turning to fiction, she was a film critic and filmmaker; her short films have shown at museums and festivals around the world, including the New York Film Festival, as well as on European television. She lives in Pasadena, California, with her husband, the film critic John Powers, and their Siamese cat Nico.THE BLACK ISLE is her debut novel. www.sanditan.com*INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER* & A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *PICK OF THE WEEK*FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/SandiTanAuthor"An ambitious, supernatural coming-of-age story... With its paranormal-meets-goth sensibility and angsty, flawed-but-fierce heroine, THE BLACK ISLE is a natural fit for the TWILIGHT crowd... But the book is decidedly darker than the vampire series and not without social commentary."--LOS ANGELES TIMES (August 5, 2012)"Destined to be among summer's sleeper hits is Sandi Tan's gulpable first novel, THE BLACK ISLE (Grand Central)... A juicy psychosexual odyssey."--VOGUE (August 6, 2012)"An engaging and engrossing novel that will absolutely captivate you and should not be missed. It will take you on a journey you will not soon forget."--PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (August 4, 2012)"Elegant, disturbing and satisfying...both epic and intimate."--LA WEEKLY (August 31, 2012)-----------------------------------------------------------

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