By Judith Claire Mitchell
A nationwide JEWISH publication AWARD FINALIST
“The modify sisters are mordant, wry, and crystalline in wit and imaginative and prescient; it's a large excitement to rocket via generations in their kin histories with them.” —Lauren Groff, New York Timesbestselling author of Fates and Furies, The Monsters of Templeton, and Arcadia
In the waning days of 1999, the final of the Alters—three broken yet wisecracking sisters who percentage an residence on Manhattan’s top West Side—decide it’s time to shut the circle of the relations curse through taking their very own lives. yet first, girl, Vee, and Delph needs to clarify the origins of that curse and the way it has manifested through the previous generations. Unspooling threads of background, own reminiscence, and family members lore, they weave a spell binding account that stretches again a century to their great-grandfather, a super scientist whose expert triumph grew to become the bad legacy that defines them. A suicide notice crafted through 3 vivid, humorous women, A Reunion of Ghosts is the ultimate bankruptcy of a saga lifetimes within the making—one that's inexorably intertwined with the tale of the 20 th century itself.
“Mitchell explores the mixed-blessing bonds of family members with wry wit. This unique story is black comedy at its best.”—People Book of the Week
“A wealthy portrait of a sophisticated family members, at turns violent and hilarious.”—Emma Straub, New York Timesbestselling author