The Resource Ghost warning, Kara Stanley

Ghost warning, Kara Stanley

Label
Ghost warning
Title
Ghost warning
Statement of responsibility
Kara Stanley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the day that Lou James finds her father dead on the garage floor, she leaves her small hometown and heads for Toronto on a Greyhound, initiating a series of events that will reshape her life. Lou moves in with her brother and begins a new existence all the while trying to make sense of her father's unexpected death and the sudden loss of her place in the world. Amidst the strangeness of life in Toronto, where vibrancy and violence mix, Lou builds a small community: Isabelle, the welcoming neighbour and new best friend; Sal, Lou's angry but big-hearted godfather; despairing Donnie, a troubled fledgling drug dealer; dreamy Finn, lead singer in a post-punk band, and mysterious Stella, the old woman who spends her days seated on the back steps of a locked church surrounded by plastic bags and bottles of Pepsi. When a series of savage and homicidal acts plague her new neighbourhood, Lou, following in her journalist father's footsteps, attempts to investigate. As her final year of high school unfolds, Lou comes perilously close to discovering the truth, and violence erupts, once again unravelling her world. She hops on a Greyhound, destination unknown, propelled by the urgent need to bridge the distance between the life she shared with her father and this precarious new existence where he grows ever more remote to her
Cataloging source
YDX
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Stanley, Kara
Dewey number
C813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers
  • Grief
  • Teenagers
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Violence
  • Escape (Psychology)
  • Self-perception
  • Toronto (Ont.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Ghost warning, Kara Stanley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781987915549
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn991712168
  • (OCoLC)991712168
Label
Ghost warning, Kara Stanley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781987915549
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn991712168
  • (OCoLC)991712168

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