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Fingerprints of Previous Owners - by Rebecca Entel (Paperback)

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A Starred Review from Kirkus

One of the Chicago Review of Books Best Books to Survive Trump


At a Caribbean resort built atop a former slave plantation, Myrna works as a maid by day; by night she trespasses on the resort’s overgrown inland property, secretly excavating the plantation ruins the locals refuse to acknowledge. Myrna's mother has stopped speaking and her friends are focused on surviving the present, but Myrna is drawn to Cruffey Island's violent past. With the arrival of Mrs. Manion, a wealthy African-American, also comes new information about the history of the slave-owner’s estate and tensions finally erupt between the resort and the local island community. Suffused with the sun-drenched beauty of the Caribbean, Fingerprints of Previous Owners is a powerful novel of hope and recovery in the wake of devastating trauma. In her soulful and timely debut, Entel explores what it means to colonize and be colonized, to trespass and be trespassed upon, to be wounded and to heal.
Number of Pages: 235
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Rebecca Entel
Language: English
Street Date: June 13, 2017
TCIN: 52098823
UPC: 9781944700232
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-3810
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