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LEADER 00000pam  2200313 i 4500 
005    20200602135428.0 
008    200513s2020    nyu           000 1 eng   
010      2019017546 
020    9780525657156 (hardcover) 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cDLC|dNjBwBT|dUtOrBLW 
042    pcc 
043    n-us-ny 
082 00 813/.6|223 
092    |fF|aMOMPLAIS 
100 1  Momplaisir, Francesca,|d1973-|eauthor. 
245 10 My mother's house /|cFrancesca Momplaisir. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bAlfred A. Knopf,|c2020. 
300    283 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    "A literary thriller about the complex underbelly of the 
       immigrant American dream--the triumphs and failure, 
       mundane and aberrant--and the dangerous ripple effect one 
       person's damages can have on the lives of others, all told
       by an unexpected narrator: a house that has held 
       unspeakable horrors. When Lucien flees Haiti with his wife,
       Marie-Ange, and their three children to New York City's 
       South Ozone Park, he does so in the hopes of finding 
       reinvention, wealth, and comfort. He buys a rundown house 
       in a community that is quickly changing from one filled 
       with Italian mobsters to one attracting American Dream 
       seekers like himself, and begins life anew. Lucien and 
       Marie-Ange call their home La Kaye, "my mother's house," 
       and it becomes a center for their fellow immigrants to 
       find peace, a good meal, and legal help. But as a severely
       emotionally damaged man emigrating from a country whose 
       evils he knows to one whose evils he doesn't, Lucien soon 
       falls back into his worst habits and impulses, with his 
       new house acting as the backdrop for his lasciviousness. 
       What Lucien can't even begin to fathom is that La Kaye is 
       always watching and passing judgement, and everything 
       comes to a head on the day that it decides to stop the 
       sins inside. But La Kaye doesn't even know the darkest 
       secrets held within its walls, and only after it has set 
       itself aflame does it hear the frightened whispers that 
       will reveal Lucien's ultimate evil" -- Provided by 
       publisher. 
650  0 Haitians|zNew York (State)|zNew York|vFiction. 
650  0 Immigrants|zNew York (State)|zNew York|vFiction. 
650  0 Abusive men|vFiction. 
655  7 Suspense fiction.|2gsafd 
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