The tense atmosphere of Mexican Gothic meets the coming-of-age story in The Astonishing Color of After in this YA horror novel about a closeted Vietnamese American girl who discovers sinister forces plotting to keep her family in her estranged father’s house in Vietnam.
A B&N YA Book Club pick, Target YA Book Club pick, Kids Indie Next pick, instant NYT & Indie bestseller, and William C. Morris Debut Award 2024 Finalist
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Welcome! I’m Trang. Thank you for checking out my website. I write books about big feelings in small moments, people making bad decisions, and ghosts—real and imagined. Watch this space for special book content, updates, and blog posts about writing life, publishing, and current obsessions.
A riveting debut from a remarkable new voice! Trang Thanh Tran weaves an impressive gothic mystery in which Jade’s father is determined to restore a decrepit home to its former glory and Jade is the only person who feels the soul-crushing devastation of colonialism lingering within its walls.
She Is a Haunting is a beguiling feast of a book that drew me in immediately with its exquisitely unsettling atmosphere, vivid prose, and creeping horrors-both supernatural and all too human.
Electric and unsettling with a deliciously rich theme readers will sink their teeth into, She Is a Haunting is my absolute favorite new entry in the gothic genre. Layers of identity, fright, and heartfelt romance are tenderly laid one over the other, creating a richly complex story that questions the very nature of a haunting. Trang Thanh Tran is a force to be reckoned with.