Kids poking for hidden silver in an abandoned house awaken long-forgotten ghosts with their own agenda and the house's dark memories of racism and betrayal. The quest for the silver is especially nerve-racking for Annie, the one who actually sees the ghosts, both of her deceased mother and of the bygone denizens of the house. Her friends want to believe her but can't, and she herself is torn between running away from it all and following the ghosts into the house's dark history. Joined by some mysterious old characters on the block, the kids finally save the community from its own past. Written by an award-winning writer with a Ph.D. in English literature, this short novel is good for all ages, 14-99.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)|
About the Author
Gary Gautier was born in New Orleans, has hitchhiked through 35 states and 13 countries, run two marathons, and once, due to a series of misadventures, spent six months as the chef at a French restaurant. He holds a Ph.D., has taught university writing literature, and has published children's and scholarly books, novels, poetry, articles in peer-reviewed journals, and book reviews. His published works include Hippies (novel), Year of the Butterfly (poems), and Spaghetti and Peas (children's book).