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A theme-park princess. A real-life prince.


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Can two stubborn adults let down their guard long enough to let love in again?


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A modern-day fairy tale of hope and rescue from NYT bestselling author Rachel Hauck


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A journey to the lush vineyards of Tuscany—and into the mysteries of a tragic family secret.


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Can a one-time enemy to protect them?


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When the battle is for love, the one who surrenders wins. But who will lay down arms first? And whose heart will break wide open?


Sarina Dahlan
Sarina Dahlan

Blackstone Publishing
June 2021
On Sale: May 25, 2021
170 pages
ISBN: 1732914028
EAN: 9781732914025
Kindle: B07JL7ZXRZ
Hardcover / e-Book
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Fantasy Magical Realism

Shadow Play: Ten Tales from the In-between is a collection of fantastical and interconnected stories written by Asian-American writer, Sarina Dahlan.

At first glance the characters may appear unrelated: A girl living with a silent grandmother in World War II-era Bangkok, a septuagenarian writing his memoir in upstate New York, a kampong witch doctor, the residents of a rundown hotel in the Tenderloin district, lost souls in Central Park. Yet, they are all connected by a karmic web across time.

By turns unexpected, funny, heartbreaking, and horrifying, this debut collection is an excursion into the strange and the magical hidden in the mundane. A fusion of the realistic and the supernatural that explores the concept of self by those stuck in-between.

 

SHADOW PLAY

A thirteen-year-old girl’s anti-coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of WWII Bangkok.

Bangkok, Thailand, 1942

 

GLIMMER GLASS

A retired war journalist struggles to write a memoir.

Cooperstown, U.S.A., 2001

 

THE WITCH DOCTOR

A fifteen-year-old girl finds hope through a neighborhood healer during a great flood.

Bangkok, Thailand, 1942

 

CALL ME BLUE

A young woman from a small California desert town tells a story about her magical grandmother.

California Desert, U.S.A., 1994

 

LOVE ME, TENDER

Residents of a rundown hotel in the Tenderloin District search for a beloved fortune teller who has mysteriously gone missing.

San Francisco, U.S.A., 1998

 

GHOST MOON

A woman employs an unorthodox method to find an anchor in the aftermath of loss.

New York City, U.S.A., 2018

 

DUST BOUND

A man’s path to self-discovery through a mysterious handwriting in an old book.

Bangkok, Thailand, 2017 

 

THE WOMAN IN THE GARDEN

A photographer attempts to prove the existence of a woman no one believes is real.

San Diego, U.S.A., 2011 

 

THE BENCH

A bizarre and unexpected gathering of lost souls in Central Park.

New York City, U.S.A., 2026

*Silver Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future, 3rd Quarter 2018

 

JASMINE WATER

Where it all began.

Bangkok, Siam, 1904

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