ô These Ghosts Are Family ¼ Download by Í Maisy Card An Entertainment Weekly, Millions, And LitHub Most Anticipated Book Of Pick A Rumpus And Electric Literature Most Anticipated Debut Of Pick A Ms Magazine Top Feminist Book Coming Out In ABookRiot Best Book Club Pick Of A Celadon books Most Anticipated Novel Of A Lily Top Book To read By Women In Selection A Buzz Magazine Top New Book Of The New Decade A She Reads Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Pick Of A Transporting Debut Novel That Reveals The Ways In Which A Jamaican Family Forms And Fractures Over Generations, In The Tradition Of Homegoing By Yaa GyasiStanford Solomon Has A Shocking, Thirty Year Old Secret And It S About To Change The Lives Of Everyone Around Him Stanford Solomon Is Actually Abel Paisley, A Man Who Faked His Own Death And Stole The Identity Of His Best Friend And Now, Nearing The End Of His Life, Stanford Is About To Meet His Firstborn Daughter, Irene Paisley, A Home Health Aide Who Has Unwittingly Shown Up For Her First Day Of Work To Tend To The Father She Thought Was Dead These Ghosts Are Family Revolves Around The Consequences Of Abel S Decision And Tells The Story Of The Paisley Family From Colonial Jamaica To Present Day Harlem There Is Vera, Whose Widowhood Forced Her Into The Role Of Single Mother There Are Two Daughters And A Granddaughter Who Have Never Known They Are Related And There Are Others, Like The House Boy Who Loved Vera, Whose Lives Might Have Taken Different Courses If Not For Abel Paisley S Actions These Ghosts Are Family Explores The Ways Each Character Wrestles With Their Ghosts And Struggles To Forge Independent Identities Outside Of The Family And Their Trauma The Result Is An Engrossing Portrait Of A Family And Individuals Caught In The Sweep Of History, Slavery, Migration, And The Personal Dramas Of Infidelity, Lost Love, And Regret This Electric And Luminous Family Saga Announces The Arrival Of A New American Talent
The connection of ancestors and how the dead still effect the living is explored in the tangled web of Irene Paisley and Stanford Solomon s family Generations of family members are navigating their life decades and centuries later based on their past ancestors A domino effect is seen when their Jamaican family members continue to comb through secrets, history, and lineage.
Each chapter goes through a story about a different family member The multi generational saga is weaves through different time periods and different family connections Jamaican history, plantation life for slaves, and the exploitation of women in 19th century Jamaica is explored throughout the novel as the characters try to atone with the ghosts of their past.
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BOOK REVIEW 2 3 20Did a video review of the book as well, it s a stunning debut AUTHOR INTERVIEW 21 2 20Had the chance to interview Maisy Card and talk about her book 29 1 20This was an absolutely stunning read So well put together, I m completely blown away would no doubt recommend this book 25 1 20A huge thank you to Simon Schuster for gifting me a copy of this book So stocked to read it You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website The family tree assignment we had to do in elementary middle school ain t shit compared to These Ghost are Family Here we have a book that portrays as one man s lies, betrayal, and infidelity but instead, you get caught in a whirlpool Faking his death was only Abel s way of introducing us to a family lineage that holds secrets, migration, slavery, deception, and revenge I haven t read something this brilliant in awhile From the 1700s to this current year, Maisy Card has found a way to give us a feel of plantation life, Jamaican culture, and the truth that the apple doesn t fall that far from the tree in any country I am here for it I will take feeling like the nosy neighbor who got caught and couldn t keep her