We are a haunting : a novel

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New York : Astra House, [2023]., , ©2023.
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252 pages ; 24 cm
Downtown Lansing - 1st Floor-Adult Fiction
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New York : Astra House, [2023]., , ©2023.


"In 1980’s Brooklyn, Key is enchanted with her world, glowing with her dreams. A charming and tender doula serving the Black women of her East New York neighborhood, she lives, like her mother, among the departed and learns to speak to and for them. Her untimely death leaves behind her mother Audrey, who is on the verge of losing the public housing apartment they once shared. Colly, Key’s grieving son, soon learns that he too has inherited this sacred gift and begins to slip into the liminal space between the living and the dead on his journey to self-realization. In the present, an expulsion from school forces Colly across town where, feeling increasingly detached and disenchanted with the condition of his community, he begins to realize that he must, ultimately, be accountable to the place he is from. After college, having forged an understanding of friendship, kinship, community, and how to foster love in places where it seems impossible, Colly returns to East New York to work toward addressing structural neglect and the crumbling blocks of New York City public housing he was born to; discovering a collective path forward from the wreckages of the past. A supernatural family saga, a searing social critique, and a lyrical and potent account of displaced lives, We Are a Haunting unravels the threads connecting the past, present, and future, and depicts the palpable, breathing essence of the neglected corridors of a pulsing city with pathos and poise.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

White, T. (2023). We are a haunting: a novel . Astra House.

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

White, Tyriek, 1991-. 2023. We Are a Haunting: A Novel. Astra House.

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

White, Tyriek, 1991-. We Are a Haunting: A Novel Astra House, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

White, Tyriek. We Are a Haunting: A Novel Astra House, 2023.

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