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Hungry ghosts : a novel / Kevin Jared Hosein.

"Trinidad in the 1940s, nearing the end of American occupation and British colonialism. On a hill overlooking Bell Village sits the Changoor farm, where Dalton and Marlee Changoor live in luxury unrecognizable to those who reside in the farm's shadow. Down below is the Barrack, a ramshackle building of wood and tin, divided into rooms occupied by whole families. Among these families are the Saroops--Hans, Shweta, and their son, Krishna, all three born of the barracks. Theirs are hard lives of backbreaking work, grinding poverty, devotion to faith, and a battle against nature and a social structure designed to keep them where they are. But when Dalton goes missing and Marlee's safety is compromised, farmhand Hans is lured by the promise of a handsome stipend to move to the farm as a watchman. As the mystery of Dalton's disappearance unfolds, the lives of the wealthy couple and those who live in the barracks below become insidiously entwined, their community changed forever and in shocking ways."

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  • ISBN: 9780063213388
  • ISBN: 0063213389
  • Physical Description: vii, 327 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

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General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2022 by Bloomsbury Publishing"--Title page verso.
Subject: Missing persons > Fiction.
Social classes > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Farm life > Fiction.
Nineteen forties > Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Trinidad and Tobago > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at York County Libraries.


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Martin Library Adults HOS Fiction (Text) 33454005919535 Reading Room Balcony Available -
Mason-Dixon Public Library Adults HOS Fiction (Text) 34262000901484 Main Room Available -
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults HOS Fiction (Text) 34318001221031 Adult Area Available -

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