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My mother's house

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Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf,
Pub. Date:
[2020]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
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When Lucien flees Haiti with his wife, Marie-Ange, and their three children to New York City's South Ozone Park, he does so hoping for reinvention, wealth, and comfort. He buys a rundown house in a community that is quickly changing from an Italian enclave of mobsters to a haven for Haitian immigrants, and begins life anew. Lucien and Marie-Ange call their home La Kay--"my mother's house"--and it becomes a place where their fellow immigrants can find peace, a good meal, and legal help. But as a severely emotionally damaged man emigrating from a country whose evils he knows to one whose evils he doesn't, Lucien soon falls into his worst habits and impulses, with La Kay as the backdrop for his lasciviousness. What he can't even begin to fathom is that the house is watching, passing judgment, and deciding to put an end to all the sins it has been made to hold. But only after it has set itself aflame will frightened whispers reveal Lucien's ultimate evil. At once an uncompromising look at the immigrant experience and an electrifying page-turner, My Mother's House is a singular, unforgettable achievement.
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subject_facetAbusive men -- Fiction
Haitians -- New York (State) -- Fiction
Immigrants -- United States -- Fiction
Kidnapping victims -- Fiction
Magic realist fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Novels
Psychopaths -- Fiction
South Ozone Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
title_displayMy mother's house
title_fullMy mother's house / Francesca Momplaisir
title_shortMy mother's house
topic_facetAbusive men
Haitians
Immigrants
Kidnapping victims
Psychopaths