Picking Up the Ghost

Picking Up the Ghost

3.65 (60 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.65 (60 ratings by Goodreads)

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When a letter informs fourteen-year-old Cinque Williams of the passing of the father he never met, he is faced with an incomplete past and an uncertain future. A curse meant for his father condemns Cinque to a slow death even as it opens his eyes to the strange otherworld around him.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22.86mm | 327g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • chiefly Illustrations
  • 1926851358
  • 9781926851358
  • 3,761,154

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Praise for Tone Milazzo

"Picking up the Ghost is an unusual and fascinating story about the search for identity and inner strength cleverly written in a way that is entertaining and accessible for teens. . . . It's a well-written book and I give it 4 stars."
--Tahlia Newland

". . . this debut entertains with an original approach and mix of breezy humor and dark fantasy."
--Publishers Weekly

"Tone Milazzo travels beyond stereotype of the non-black author writing about African Americans. He portrays a different 21st century reality of African American teenage maleness in Cinque's world using complex multi-planar African American realities that embrace an existence of spirit worlds within worlds to write a counter stereotype coming of age narrative."
--Sonic Tapestry
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About Tone Milazzo

As a child Tone Milazzo wanted to be a writer and a Green Lantern. But then he grew up and lived his life as a Marine, a cab driver, a software engineer and a teacher before coming back around to writing. His power ring is still pending. When it does arrive you'll hear about it first at tonemilazzo.com.
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Rating details

60 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 25% (15)
4 33% (20)
3 28% (17)
2 8% (5)
1 5% (3)
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