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These ghosts are family : a novel, Maisy Card

Label
These ghosts are family : a novel
Title
These ghosts are family
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Maisy Card
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These Ghosts are Family centers on Abel and Vera Paisley are a working-class Jamaican couple, striving to build a better life for their children. Abel travels to London in the early 1960s in search of fortune. Instead, he sees an opportunity to escape the drudgery of his life by faking his death and assuming a new identity. Vera, now a widow, is racked with guilt over her husband's "death" and takes out her grief on her children, Irene and Vincent. The effects of Abel's decision reverberate across generations. Ghosts follows the Paisleys over time and across continents, as they wrestle with the burdens of family lore and struggle to forge independent identities. Despite everything, Abel finds a second chance at love. Vincent follows his dream to move to New York. Irene also moves to New York but realizes you can never fully leave the past behind. Set in the United States and Jamaica, Card's debut incorporates elements of gothic fiction and Jamaican folklore to explore the immigrant experience, as told through the voices of these flawed, memorable characters. In luminous prose that announces the arrival of a new American talent, These Ghosts are Family inspects the weight of long-held secrets, the limits of forgiveness, and the complexities of family ties
Cataloging source
DLC
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Card, Maisy
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Families
  • Immigrants
  • Jamaica
Target audience
adult
Label
These ghosts are family : a novel, Maisy Card
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1105940687
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781982117436
Lccn
2019038809
Other physical details
genealogical table
Label
These ghosts are family : a novel, Maisy Card
Publication
Control code
on1105940687
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781982117436
Lccn
2019038809
Other physical details
genealogical table

Library Locations

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