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FIC GOL
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
First edition.
Descript.
323 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary
"Our narrator, Francisco Goldberg, an American writer, has been living and working in Mexico City as a journalist for over a decade, but has recently returned to New York City in hopes of 'going home again.' It's been five years since the end of his last relationship and he is falling in love again with a new woman. Soon, though, he is beckoned back to Boston by his former high school girlfriend who was witness to his greatest youthful humiliations, and his Guatemalan mother, Yolanda, around whom his story orbits like a dark star. Backdropping this five-day trip to his childhood home is the specter of Frank's recently deceased father, Bert, an immigrant from Ukraine who was volcanically tempered, pathologically abusive, yet also at times infuriatingly endearing; as well as the high school bullies who gave him the moniker 'monkey boy.' Told in an intimate, irresistibly funny, and passionate voice, this extraordinary portrait of a family and of growing up a 'halfie,' unearths the hidden cruelties in a predominantly white, working-class Boston suburb where Francisco came of age and explores the pressures of living betwixt and between worlds all his life. Monkey Boy is a new masterpiece of autobiographical fiction from one of the most important American voices in the last forty years"-- Provided by publisher.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780802157676 (hardback)
080215767X (hardback)
9781611856484
1611856485
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LT FIC BRO
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Descript.
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Miss Janie is at the end of a long and full life, but she has no intention of crossing that finish line until she's found her girls... It's been ten years since Teresa and Kayla shook off the dust of Birthright, Texas, went their separate ways, and never looked back. Apart from their foster mom, Miss Janie, they don't have many fond memories of their hometown. Or of each other. Still, neither can forget the kind woman who opened her home and heart to two teenagers in need. When a private investigator--who just happens to be Miss Janie's handsome nephew--tracks them both down and tells them Miss Janie is dying, Teresa and Kayla know deep down that they've got to be there for her as she had been there for them. With Teresa and Kayla together again under the same roof, old tensions may flare, but with Miss Janie's help, they might rediscover that home is the perfect place for new beginnings.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9781643587554 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
1643587552 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
Call #
FIC CHO
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
370 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
"A reluctant medium is about to discover the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power . . . . When Jessamyn Teoh starts hearing a voice in her head, she chalks it up to stress. Closeted, broke and jobless, she's moving back to Malaysia with her parents - a country she last saw when she was a toddler. She soon learns the new voice isn't even hers, it's the ghost of her estranged grandmother. In life, Ah Ma was a spirit medium, avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she's determined to settle a score against a business magnate who has offended the god-and she's decided Jess is going to help her do it, whether Jess wants to or not. Drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jess finds that making deals with capricious spirits is a dangerous business, but dealing with her grandmother is just as complicated. Especially when Ah Ma tries to spy on her personal life, threatens to spill her secrets to her family and uses her body to commit felonies. As Jess fights for retribution for Ah Ma, she'll also need to regain control of her body and destiny - or the Black Water Sister may finish her off for good"-- Provided by publisher.
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9780425283431 (pbk.)
0425283437 (pbk.)
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