These ghosts are family
(Large Print)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
Thorndike, Maine Center Point Large Print, 2020.
ISBN
9781643586250, 1643586254
Status

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Berwyn Public Library - StacksLARGE PRINT CARDOn Shelf
Calumet City Public Library - Large TypeLT CAROn Shelf
Downers Grove Public Library - 2nd Floor - AdultLARGE TYPE FICTION CARD, M.On Shelf
Oak Lawn Public Library - Large TypeLARGE TYPE FICTION CARDOn Shelf
Park Forest Public Library - StacksLT FIC CAROn Shelf
Show All Copies

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

Format
Large Print
Edition
Large print edition.
Physical Desc
400 pages (large print) : genealogical table ; 23 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781643586250, 1643586254

Notes

Description
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.- adapted from jacket, regular print edition
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
Local note
LARGE PRINT

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Card, M. (2020). These ghosts are family (Large print edition.). Center Point Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Card, Maisy. 2020. These Ghosts Are Family. Thorndike, Maine: Center Point Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Card, Maisy. These Ghosts Are Family Thorndike, Maine: Center Point Large Print, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Card, Maisy. These Ghosts Are Family Large print edition., Center Point Large Print, 2020.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.