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Saltwater Spirits – Syahidah Ismail at Massy Books

June 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us June 7th for the launch of Syahidah Ismail’s debut novel, Saltwater Spirits.
June 7th//7pm
Doors at 6:30
Free Entry
About Saltwater Spirits:
In the idyllic seaside village of Kampung Rhu, a life rooted in tradition and ritual promises cohesion, beauty, and happiness. Norma, a spirited young seamstress who lives in the village with her father, stepmother, and noisy neighbours, dreams of freedom.
One day, an unexpected visitor appears in the village with an enticing offer. Soon, Norma is bearing witness to mysterious events too intriguing to ignore. She discovers she has a part to play in uncovering the secrets surrounding her home.
Saltwater Spirits is a coming-of-age story that weaves a lively cast of characters into a striking social backdrop to create a rich exploration of human nature. This timeless tale asks what it means to walk between worlds, protect what is sacred, and remain true in the face of great change.
About Syahidah Ismail:
Syahidah Ismail was raised on P. Ramlee movies, Disney princesses and folktales involving a talking mouse-deer.
Originally from Singapore, she started writing at age seven. She enjoys music, food, and fashion.
She combines her love for words and her experiences living in Asia, the Middle East, and North America with her background in women’s studies and psychology for purely fictional purposes.
She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with her partner, child and black cat. Saltwater Spirits is her first novel.
This event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations.
Massy Books’ downstairs event space is accessible! You can view the floorplan here: http://www.massybooks.com/accessibility/
Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries.


June 7, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm