Simon & Schuster



These Ghosts Are Family

Maisy Card is a beguiling storyteller, and ‘These Ghosts Are Family’ is layered with fraught family relationships arising from the complicated legacies.

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Review of ‘These Ghosts Are Family’

As the title of Maisy Card’s radiant debut suggests, this is a story of a family shaped and haunted by the past. The Paisley family’s origin story, revealed as the narrative circles down and swims up through eight generations of family life, begins with the particularly cruel form of slavery practiced on Jamaican sugar plantations. 

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