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Penguin Random House Australia

Uncover an extraordinary world of demons and witches, where the ones you love can hurt you the most and hiding your true self can get you killed. ​


Moving and funny by turns, this is a story about what it takes to make peace with your demons – literal or otherwise. An urban fantasy spin on growing up as a second-generation immigrant, struggling under the overwhelming pressure to make others proud, while feeling trapped inside your own body.


Between surviving high school and working at her aunt’s dumpling shop, all Zhi wants is to find time for her friends... and make sure no one finds out she’s half spider-demon. 


But when she accidentally kills and eats a man in front of the most popular girl in school, she discovers she might not be the scariest thing in the shadows.

The Spider and Her Demons by sydney khoo book cover

15 AUGUST 2023

Pre-order available now. Support your local bookstore or make a request at your local library. Click here for information on international paperback purchases.

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Quote the book title "The Spider and Her Demons" or the ISBN "9781761047572" at your favourite bookstore or library.


Online purchases are available at the following local retailers:

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International Paperback Purchases

NEW! UK & Europe: 

"The Spider and Her Demons" is now available for pre-order from UK bookstores:

 Waterstones | HiveFoyles | Blackwell'sAmazon UK

Other Countries:

Australian bookstores that offer overseas shipping include: 

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Penguin Random House "Write It" fellowship 2019

On June 27th, Penguin Random House announced the recipients of "Write It" Fellowship for 2019: Annie McCann, K.L Webber, Ayesha Inoon, and sydney khoo.

Penguin Random House Australia’s Write It fellowship program aspires to find, nurture and develop unpublished writers across all genres, with a focus on underrepresented sections of our community.

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