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These ghosts are family : a novel

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"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"--

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Caledonia Library Association FIC CAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52135300314508
Available
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Geneva Public Library CARD (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301034861
Checked out
06/30/2020
Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300384909
Checked out
06/30/2020
Lyons Public Library F Car (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300567954
In process
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Macedon Public Library FIC CAR (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300652022
Available
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Naples Library FIC CAR (Text)
New Fiction
52124300387847
Checked out
08/01/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Newark Public Library FIC CAR (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300883719
In process
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Victor Farmington Library CAR (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300920150
Checked out
06/30/2020
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC CAR (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002901766
Checked out
06/30/2020

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