ABOUT THE BOOK:
The new novel from the author of the bestselling collection HORROR STORIES. A child goes missing. On a hill stands a huge banyan tree. The story unfolds … Kenny Leong, a university student, and his two brothers open a restaurant in London. His Irish friend, Trevor, helps out as a waiter. At first the restaurant is a failure but when the junior chef, Faizah, cooks up a new mysterious Malay dish, everything changes for them all. In this haunting tale of love and healing, we follow Kenny and Trevor from London to Seville, and then to Malaysia thirty years later.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 novellaJuriah’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).