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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Centers on Abel and Vera Paisley, 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"--
Summary
A man on his deathbed reveals that he stole another man’s identity decades earlier, traces the family’s history from colonial Jamaica to present-day Harlem and reconnects with the firstborn daughter he never knew
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10848608
Cataloging source
DLC
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Card, Maisy
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A7325
LC item number
T47 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fatherless families
  • Grief
  • Absence and presumption of death
  • Jamaicans
  • Jamaicans
  • Jamaica
Target audience
adult
Label
These ghosts are family : a novel, Maisy Card
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1105940687
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781982117436
Lccn
2019038809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1105940687
Label
These ghosts are family : a novel, Maisy Card
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1105940687
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781982117436
Lccn
2019038809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1105940687

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