The Resource The ghost clause, Howard Norman

The ghost clause, Howard Norman

Label
The ghost clause
Title
The ghost clause
Statement of responsibility
Howard Norman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • National Book Award Finalist Howard Norman delivers another "provocative . . . haunting"* novel, this time set in a Vermont village and featuring a missing child, a newly married private detective, and a highly relatable ghost<br /><br /> (*Janet Maslin, <i>New York Times</i>)
  • "Simon Inescort is no longer bodily present in his marriage. It's been several months since he keeled over the rail of a Nova Scotia-bound ferry, a massive heart attack to blame. Simon's widow, Lorca Pell, has sold their farmhouse to newlyweds Zachary and Muriel--after revealing that the deed contains a "ghost clause," an actual legal clause, not unheard of in Vermont, allowing for reimbursement if a recently purchased home turns out to be haunted. In fact, Simon finds himself still at home: "Every waking moment, I'm astonished I have any consciousness ... what am I to call myself now, a revenant?" He spends time replaying his marriage in his own mind, as if in poignant reel-to-reel, while also engaging in occasionally intimate observation of the new homeowners. But soon the crisis of a missing child, a local eleven-year-old, threatens the tenuous domestic equilibrium, as the weight of the case falls to Zachary, a rookie private detective with the Green Mountain Agency."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norman, Howard A
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.N564
LC item number
G48 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghosts
  • Missing children
  • Married people
  • Private investigators
  • Vermont
Label
The ghost clause, Howard Norman
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
22 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780544987296
Lccn
2018036020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2018036020
Label
The ghost clause, Howard Norman
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
22 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780544987296
Lccn
2018036020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2018036020

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