Two young women go missing decades apart. Both are fearless, both are lost. And both will have their revenge.
Our July RHBC Spotlight Pick, Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith, is an ingenious blend of puzzle, revenge tale, and ghost story filled with Vietnamese history and folklore.
As we learn the stories of the missing women—one in 1986, one in 2011—we also meet a young boy who is sent to a boarding school for the métis children of French expatriates, just before Vietnam declares its independence from colonial rule; two Frenchmen who are trying to start a business with the Vietnam War on the horizon; and the employees of the Saigon Spirit Eradication Co., who find themselves investigating strange occurrences in a farmhouse on the edge of a forest. Each new character and timeline brings us one step closer to understanding what binds them all.
You’ll be left eager to discuss ghosts, history, and the startling, unforgettable ways we are all connected. Join us to talk about these themes and more at our Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Zoom—featuring a special appearance from author Violet Kupersmith.
Register to save your spot today—and prepare to dive into this time-traveling, heart-pounding fever dream of a novel.