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Author Entel, Rebecca, author.

Title Fingerprints of previous owners : a novel / Rebecca Entel.

Publication Info. Los Angeles, California : Unamed Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC ENTEL,R    Available
Description 235 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
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.
Subject Hotel cleaning personnel -- Fiction.
Plantations -- Fiction.
Plantation life -- Fiction.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Fiction.
Social conflict -- Fiction.
ISBN 1944700234 paperback
9781944700232 paperback

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