Kat Chow's Memoir, 'Seeing Ghosts,' Explores Family, Loss And Identity : Code Switch Kat Chow was 13 when her mother died, and with that loss came profound and lasting questions about identity, family and history. In her memoir, Seeing Ghosts, the author and former Code Switch reporter explores how her mother's death has haunted her through the years, in ways that are profound, tragic and, sometimes, darkly hilarious.

'Seeing Ghosts' Across Generations

'Seeing Ghosts' Across Generations

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Seeing Ghosts, a memoir by Kat Chow.

Grand Central Publishing

Kat Chow was 13 when her mother died, and with that loss came profound and lasting questions about identity, family and history. In her memoir, Seeing Ghosts, the author and former Code Switch reporter explores how her mother's death has haunted her through the years, in ways that are profound, tragic and, sometimes, darkly hilarious.

This episode was produced by Alyssa Jeong Perry and edited by Leah Donnella.