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Seeing Ghosts

Seeing Ghosts

A Memoir

Kat Chow
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For readers of Helen Macdonald and Elizabeth Alexander, an intimate and haunting portrait of grief and the search for meaning from a singular new talent as told through the prism of three generations of her Chinese American family.

Kat Chow has always been unusually fixated on death. She worried constantly about her parents dying---especially her mother. A vivacious and mischievous woman, Kat's mother made a morbid joke that would haunt her for years to come: when she died, she'd like to be stuffed and displayed in Kat's future apartment in order to always watch over her. 


Kat Chow is a writer and a journalist. She was previously a reporter at NPR, where she was a founding member of the Code Switch team. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and on Radiolab, among others. She's one of Pop Culture Happy Hour's fourth chairs. She's received a residency fellowship from the Millay Colony and was an inaugural recipient of the Yi Dae Up fellowship at the Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat.


  • Publisher: ‎Grand Central Publishing (August 24, 2021)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Hardcover: ‎368 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎1538716321
  • ISBN-13: ‎9781538716328
  • Item Weight: ‎1.04 pounds
  • UNSPSC-Code: ‎55101500
  • Dimensions: ‎5.9 x 1.45 x 8.55 inches
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