The Turner House

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May 11, 2015 at 08:58 PM EDT

The satisfying story of Detroit’s Turner family is portioned in hearty gulps, swooping from Francis and Viola’s past to their adult children’s present. Of the 13 kids, we grow closest to Cha-Cha, the oldest, who’s in therapy because of a “haint” he’s seen since childhood, and Lelah, the youngest, who’s a roulette addict. Both come to realize that being part of a large family can eclipse your identity even while defining it. As the plot threads get tied up in unpredictable ways, The Turner House speeds along like a page-turner. Flournoy’s richly wrought prose and intimate, vivid dialogue make this novel feel like settling deeply into the family armchair. A–

The Turner House

2015 book by  Angela Flournoy
type
Book
Genre
Novel
author
Angela Flournoy
publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The Turner House

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