From the book jacket: It's 1922 and Martin Finch is on the case of a
lifetimeto determine whether a beautiful Philadelphia socialite is able
to contact the spirit realm. He is prepared to debunk a fraud but instead
the man of science falls in love with the medium in this debut historical
Comment: Inamorata, Gangemi's first published novel, features a cast of skeptical graduate students, morphine addicts, beguiling spirit-mediums, sadistic gynecologists, peg-legged Filipino butlers, and a talkative ghost. For historical fiction buffs who like their reading matter a little bit thrilling and more than a touch on the strange side.
The trigger for writing the book came about when he came across a book about mystics being sold at a local café (Inamorata is set only a few blocks from the Rittenhouse...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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