The new novel from the author of the bestselling collection HORROR STORIES. A child goes missing. On a hill stands a huge banyan tree. The story unfolds … Kenny Leong, a university student, and his two brothers open a restaurant in London. His Irish friend, Trevor, helps out as a waiter. At first the restaurant is a failure but when the junior chef, Faizah, cooks up a new mysterious Malay dish, everything changes for them all. In this haunting tale of love and healing, we follow Kenny and Trevor from London to Seville, and then to Malaysia thirty years later.
The Leong brothers, James, Robert and Kenny from Teluk Intan are staying in London to finish their degree in accounting and economics. James and Robert are trainee accountants but they are bored with their job and decided to quit and open a Malaysian restaurant in London. Concerning the low profit generated from the restaurant, they decided to close the restaurant for good. For the last week of closing the restaurant, they served special malay dishes for their customer and a junior chef at the restaurant, Faizah, cooks a mysterious dish called Hunger Pangs. Some people believed that the dish healed their illnesses but the magic isn’t actually from the dish, but from Faizah herself. Whether Faizah is gifted or cursed, you may have your own opinion but this novel depicts the sorrow of a healer and a lover between Faizah and Trevor.
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