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A complex and compulsively readable novel about how unresolved family history and the racial tensions of the past threaten a love affair between two young Floridians.

Growing up in a small Panhandle town, Jolie Hoyt was too aware of her family’s closet full of secrets and long-held distrust of outsiders. Yet she throws caution to the wind when she meets Sam Lense, a Jewish anthropology student from Miami, visiting town to study the ethnic makeup of the region.

Jolie and Sam’s affair ends abruptly when he is discovered to have pried too deeply into the area’s dark racial history, and becomes the latest victim in a long tradition of small-town violence. Twelve years later, when a black businessman from Memphis returns to Hendrix to do right by his father’s memory, the two young lovers meet again, and they are forced to revisit the unresolved issues of their past and finally shed light on the ugly history of Jolie’s hometown.

Part-thriller, part romance, and based on an actual event in the author’s hometown, this wrenching novel is a fine example of southern storytelling” (People).

Synopsis:

Jolie Hoyt is a good Southern girl living in Hendrix, a small Florida Panhandle town. All too aware of her familys closet full of secrets and long-held distrust of outsiders, Jolie throws caution to the wind when she meets Sam Lense, a Jewish anthropology student from Miami, who is in town to study the ethnic makeup of the region.

Jolie and Sam fall recklessly in love, but their affair ends abruptly when Sam is discovered to have pried too deeply into Hendrixs dark racial history and he becomes the latest victim in a long tradition of small-town violence. Twelve years later, Jolie and Sam are forced to revisit the unresolved issues of their young love and finally shed light on the ugly history of Jolies hometown. A complex and compulsively readable Southern saga, American Ghost is a richly woven exploration of how the events of our past haunt our present.

Synopsis:

Jolie Hoyt is a good Southern girl living in Hendrix, a small Florida Panhandle town. All too aware of her family’s closet full of secrets and long-held distrust of outsiders, Jolie throws caution to the wind when she meets Sam Lense, a Jewish anthropology student from Miami, who is in town to study the ethnic makeup of the region.

Jolie and Sam fall recklessly in love, but their affair ends abruptly when Sam is discovered to have pried too deeply into Hendrix’s dark racial history and he becomes the latest victim in a long tradition of small-town violence. Twelve years later, Jolie and Sam are forced to revisit the unresolved issues of their young love and finally shed light on the ugly history of Jolie’s hometown. A complex and compulsively readable Southern saga, American Ghost is a richly woven exploration of how the events of our past haunt our present.

About the Author

Janis Owens is the author of three previous novels and a regional cookbook. The only daughter of a Pentecostal preacher turned insurance salesman, she inherited her love of storytelling from her parents. She lives in Newberry, Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451674651
Author:
Owens, Janis
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Romance - Gothic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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Product details 304 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9781451674651 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Jolie Hoyt is a good Southern girl living in Hendrix, a small Florida Panhandle town. All too aware of her familys closet full of secrets and long-held distrust of outsiders, Jolie throws caution to the wind when she meets Sam Lense, a Jewish anthropology student from Miami, who is in town to study the ethnic makeup of the region.

Jolie and Sam fall recklessly in love, but their affair ends abruptly when Sam is discovered to have pried too deeply into Hendrixs dark racial history and he becomes the latest victim in a long tradition of small-town violence. Twelve years later, Jolie and Sam are forced to revisit the unresolved issues of their young love and finally shed light on the ugly history of Jolies hometown. A complex and compulsively readable Southern saga, American Ghost is a richly woven exploration of how the events of our past haunt our present.

"Synopsis" by , Jolie Hoyt is a good Southern girl living in Hendrix, a small Florida Panhandle town. All too aware of her family’s closet full of secrets and long-held distrust of outsiders, Jolie throws caution to the wind when she meets Sam Lense, a Jewish anthropology student from Miami, who is in town to study the ethnic makeup of the region.

Jolie and Sam fall recklessly in love, but their affair ends abruptly when Sam is discovered to have pried too deeply into Hendrix’s dark racial history and he becomes the latest victim in a long tradition of small-town violence. Twelve years later, Jolie and Sam are forced to revisit the unresolved issues of their young love and finally shed light on the ugly history of Jolie’s hometown. A complex and compulsively readable Southern saga, American Ghost is a richly woven exploration of how the events of our past haunt our present.

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