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Westside saints : a novel, W. M. Akers

Label
Westside saints : a novel
Title
Westside saints
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
W. M. Akers
Title variation
West side saints
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Return to a twisted version of Jazz Age New York in this follow up to the critically acclaimed fantasy Westside, as relentless sleuth Gilda Carr's pursuit of tiny mysteries drags her into a case that will rewrite everything she knows about her past. Six months ago, the ruined Westside of Manhattan erupted into civil war, and private detective Gilda Carr nearly died to save her city. In 1922, winter has hit hard, and the desolate Lower West is frozen solid. Like the other lost souls who wander these overgrown streets, Gilda is weary, cold, and desperate for hope. She finds a mystery instead. Hired by a family of eccentric street preachers to recover a lost saint's finger, Gilda is tempted by their promise of 'electric resurrection', when the Westside's countless dead will return to life. To a detective this cynical, faith is a weakness, and she is fighting the urge to believe in miracles when her long dead mother, Mary Fall, walks through the parlor door. Stricken with amnesia, Mary remembers nothing of her daughter or her death, but that doesn't stop her from being as infuriatingly pushy as Gilda herself. As her mother threatens to drive her insane, Gilda keeps their relationship a secret so that they can work together to investigate what brought Mary back to life. The search will force Gilda to reckon with the nature of death, family, and the uncomfortable fact that her mother was not just a saint, but a human being
Cataloging source
CNWPU
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Akers, W. M
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Gilda Carr tiny mystery
Series volume
2
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  • Women private investigators
  • Immortalism
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
Westside saints : a novel, W. M. Akers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to Westside
Control code
on1148415713
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780062854049
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Label
Westside saints : a novel, W. M. Akers
Publication
Note
Sequel to Westside
Control code
on1148415713
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780062854049
Other physical details
map

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