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Hungry Ghosts

A Novel

by Kevin Jared Hosein

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Hungry Ghosts by Kevin Jared Hosein
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    Feb 2023, 336 pages


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Visceral and raw, Kevin Jared Hosein's novel Hungry Ghosts explores the social and religious fault lines pervading Trinidad in the 1940s.

Kevin Jared Hosein's Hungry Ghosts centers on the Trinidadian farm belonging to the wealthy Changoor family. As the novel opens in the 1940s, Dalton Changoor is missing, and his wife Marlee is concerned for her safety as strange happenings begin to occur around the farm. Just below the sprawling farm, life in the dilapidated workers' barracks is untenable: the roof leaks, leaving its tenants in wet, moldy, unsanitary conditions; cooking and sanitation facilities are shared; and perhaps worst of all there is no privacy among the several families that share too little space. Each family is keenly aware of the most intimate details of the other families, including the very act of intimacy itself.

One of these families is the Saroops: Hans, Shweta and their son Krishna. It is hardly a wonder that Hans feels compelled to oblige when he is called to the Changoor farm to protect ...

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