It is spring 2008 and the Turner family house on Detroit’s East Side stands vacant. Francis Turner has died, and his elderly widow Viola has moved in with Cha-Cha, the first of their 13 children. Ghosts and ‘haints’ both metaphorical and real, haunt the surviving family members as they try to decide what will become of the dilapidated house in which they grew up. Angela Flournoy writes with alacrity and charm about the complex ties that bind siblings and community as well as the misunderstandings that threaten to divide them. The characterization is nuanced and the dialog jumps right off the page in this delicious debut novel.

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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 14th, 2015

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Published: Mariner Books - March 2016