The Girl With Ghost Eyes—Immersed in the Spirit World

The Girl With Ghost Eyes by M. H. Boroson book cover
The Girl With Ghost Eyes by M. H. Boroson

The Girl With Ghost Eyes, by M. H. Boroson, is an urban fantasy set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1898. Told from the first person viewpoint of Xian Li-lin, a Daoshi exorcist and young widow, and the titular girl with yin eyes. The book is full of spirits, rituals, and mayhem.

1—A World Between Worlds

Chinatown on the cusp of the twentieth century is very much its own world and Mr. Boroson draws us into that world. It’s a world of gangsters and priests, spirits and monsters. It’s a world caught between the traditions of the old and the temptations of the new, between China and America. And Li-lin’s world is that caught between the human and the monstrous. Continue reading “The Girl With Ghost Eyes—Immersed in the Spirit World”