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The Turner House By Angela Flournoy There ain t no haints in Detroit.So spoke Francis Turner patriarch and provider, former preacher and current truck driver when his children claimed to have seen a ghost A rising homeowner set to banish all the old ways for the promise of the new, Francis was having none of it He and his wife worked hard to secure that house, to move up from Arkansas to Detroit, to make tThere ain t no haints in Detroit.So spoke Francis Turner patriarch and provider, former preacher and current truck driver when his children claimed to have seen a ghost A rising homeowner set to banish all the old ways for the promise of the new, Francis was having none of it He and his wife worked hard to secure that house, to move up from Arkansas to Detroit, to make this life possible He would not be haunted by the past.And so a myth was born, where any one of the Turners might later repeat that phrase and be telling about so much than haints.The Turners live on Yarrow Street for over fifty years Their house sees thirteen children get grown and gone and some return it sees the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit s East Side, and the loss of a father Despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs, the house still stands But now, as their powerful mother falls ill and loses her independence, the Turners might lose their family home Beset by time and a national crisis, the house is worth just a tenth of its mortgage The Turner children are called back to decide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts might haunt and shape their family s future.A major contribution to the literature on American families, The Turner House brings us a colorful brood full of love, pride, and unlikely inheritances It s a striking examination of the American dream and a celebration of the ways in which our families bring us home.
ANGELA FLOURNOY is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and the University of Southern California She has taught writing at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University, and worked for the Washington, D.C Public Library Her debut novel THE TURNER HOUSE will be released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April 2015.
The Turner House By Angela Flournoy The Turner House by Angela Flournoy The Turner House is a solid family oriented debut novel which focuses on Francis and Viola s marriage and their thirteen children Alternating passages and flashback sequences provide glimpses into the family s origins in rural Arkansas and detail the hardships and challenges as they migrate to Detroit in hopes of a brighter and promising future for themselves and their brood. The Turner House Angela Flournoy Books Mar , The Turner House belongs on the shelf with the very finest books about one of America s most dynamic, tortured, and resilient citiesThere are cracklingly alive scenes inside pawn shops and factories, casinos and living rooms Flournoy has a deft touch with the verbal and psychological sparring between spouses, siblings, and parents and childrenOne of Flournoy s great achievements is that The Turner House Angela Flournoy The Turner House is masterful a novel full of history and lies and the myths that can bring a family together, or tear it apart There are touches of grace a humor in this generous and humane portrait of a family, and a city, in transition. The Turner House The Turner House Summary SuperSummary The Turner House is the debut novel of African American author Angela Flournoy, first published in Focusing on a Detroit family with thirteen children as it struggles to cope with the economic troubles, the narrative spans from the s to the s The house they live in becomes a character in the story and serves as an anchor for this large African American family. The Turner House Summary Study Guide BookRags The Turner House by Angela Flournoy is a novel that follows Francis and Viola Turner as they find their way out of the poverty of sharecropping in Arkansas to Detroit where they eventually raise a family of thirteen children, most of them in a house on Yarrow Street a house with room than anywhere they d ever lived before and that gave them hope for the future.
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