In 1907 Vancouver, 13-year-old Bing-wing Chan must conquer his fear of ghosts to help pay off his father's gambling debts, in this novel for readers 11 to 14 by the Governor General's Award–winning author of Ghost Train. Bing hates following his father, digging up bones in a graveyard to send the bodies back to their families in China, and is relieved when he is hired as a houseboy. But this wealthy home has ghosts of its own.
"[Paul] Yee skillfully contrasts a strong sense of the supernatural with brutal, all-too-real racial prejudice and the haunted, unsettled yearning of immigrants longing for roots."—Booklist