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Fingerprints of previous owners : a novel, Rebecca Entel

Label
Fingerprints of previous owners : a novel
Title
Fingerprints of previous owners
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Entel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 that her island community refuses to acknowledge. Rapt by the crumbling walls of the once slave-owner's estate, she explores the unspoken history of the plantation--a site where her ancestors once worked the land, but which the resort now uses as a lookout point for tourists. When Myrna discovers a book detailing the experiences of slaves, who still share a last name with the majority of the islanders, her investigation becomes deeply personal, extending to her neighbors and friends, and explaining her mother's self-imposed silence and father's disappearance. A new generation begins to speak about the past just as racial tensions erupt between the resort and the local island community when an African-American tourist at the resort is brutally attacked."--Publisher's description
Summary
At a Caribbean resort built atop a former slave plantation, Myrna works as a maid by day; by night she secretly excavates the plantation ruins that her island community refuses to acknowledge. When she discovers a book detailing the experiences of slaves, it begins to explain her mother's self-imposed silence and father's disappearance, and a new generation begins to speak about the past
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567466
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Entel, Rebecca
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hotel cleaning personnel
  • Plantations
  • Plantation life
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Social conflict
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Hotel cleaning personnel
  • Plantation life
  • Plantations
  • Social conflict
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Small Town & Rural
Target audience
adult
Label
Fingerprints of previous owners : a novel, Rebecca Entel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959535657
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781944700232
Lccn
2017940133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)959535657
Label
Fingerprints of previous owners : a novel, Rebecca Entel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959535657
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781944700232
Lccn
2017940133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)959535657

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