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Halsey Street

Author: Naima Coster
Publisher: New York : Little A, ©2017 [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father. She's accepted that her future won't be what she'd dreamed, but now, as gentrification has completely reshaped her old neighborhood, even her past is unrecognizable. Old haunts have been razed, and wealthy white strangers have replaced every familiar face in Bed-Stuy. Even her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naima Coster
ISBN: 9781503941175 1503941175
OCLC Number: 978290896
Description: 320 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Naima Coster.

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Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father. She's accepted that her future won't be what she'd dreamed, but now, as gentrification has completely reshaped her old neighborhood, even her past is unrecognizable. Old haunts have been razed, and wealthy white strangers have replaced every familiar face in Bed-Stuy. Even her mother, Mirella, has abandoned the family to reclaim her roots in the Dominican Republic. That took courage. It's also unforgivable. When Penelope moves into the attic apartment of the affluent Harpers, she thinks she's found a semblance of family, and maybe even love. But her world is upended again when she receives a postcard from Mirella asking for reconciliation. As old wounds are reopened, and secrets revealed, a journey across an ocean of sacrifice and self-discovery begins.

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