The Turner Houseby Angela Flournoy
Featuring distinct voices and complex vices, The Turner House weaves stories of aging siblings into the fabric of the family story – a story about arriving in Detroit, about a depressed housing market, and about a ghost that haunts the eldest Turner child Cha-Cha. But Cha-Cha (Charles) Turner’s ghost isn’t any old ghost – it’s a blue glowing haint from the south. It’s also the reason he’s obliged to see a therapist – one who is very interested in what it’s like to be the eldest of a brood of thirteen siblings. When the problem of how to deal with the outstanding debts on the Turner family House arise and nobody can agree, Troy, the youngest brother, decides to take matters into his own hands while Lelah, the family’s baby, is slowly slipping out of reach. A novel populated by headstrong characters, The Turner House is a compelling story about the ties that bind, about what it means to age and to love.