Ghost Town by Kevin Chen

When Keith returns to his dying home town in Taiwan, after being released from prison in Germany, his homecoming coincides with the Ghost Festival, when the gates of Hell are opened (as the book describes it). His return brings a lot of ghosts, from the literal ones of family members who have died, to the …

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How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Set in a resort town called Baxter's Beach in Barbados, this book centers largely on a girl called Lala, who is pregnant and in an abusive relationship. When her labour starts, she goes looking for help, and ends up knocking on the door of a wealthy home where her husband, co-incidentally, is robbing the owners. …

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