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Scream to the Shadows
Scream to the Shadows

Scream to the Shadows


360 Pages, 5.1 x 7.8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: January 2021

ISBN 9789814867153

Rights: US, CA, UK & EUR

Penguin Random House SEA (Jan 2021)

Price: $15.95


20 shadowy tales from Asia's Stephen King Unconfined to a single theme, this new collection of twenty short stories by Halim offers five distinct worlds. The paranormal mysteries from "The occult World," with its dark settings, reveal supernatural existences in the characteristic Halim style. "Fragmented Minds" open doors to the tales of the horrors of some twisted human minds driven by madness. Without the theme of supernatural, these instances of the human rationality falling apart evoke fear of a different nature. The third set of horrors is a reflection of our vulnerability, with its tales of how technology can be destructive at times. "Graveyard Voices" makes readers align their thoughts with the author, who wonders who all are watching when we walk by a graveyard and what thrilling rides they could take us on. The final set unearths stories that are influenced by the richness of Malay myths and legends, dark beliefs that may go back hundreds if not thousands of years ago into primeval past. Some are fast-paced, some are more leisurely. Some may be scary like a haunted house ride while others less so, but in all five different themes, readers are guaranteed to Scream to the Shadows!


"A literary talent." —Marie Claire

"[He has] an undeniable gift of the narrative." —New Straits Times

"[Don't] miss the broodingly beautiful prose of the master of Malaysian horror." —Rajat Choudhuri, The Best Asian Speculative Fiction

Author Biography

Tunku Halim is a Malaysian novelist, short story, non-fiction writer, and lawyer. His novel Vermillion Eye was a study text at the National University of Singapore. By delving into Malay myth, legends, and folklore, his writing is regarded as 'World Gothic.' His novel Last Breath was described as taking a step away from the genre into "a mixture of character drama, satire, alternate history, and magic realism."