The Resource The house of Erzulie, Kirsten Imani Kasai

The house of Erzulie, Kirsten Imani Kasai

Label
The house of Erzulie
Title
The house of Erzulie
Statement of responsibility
Kirsten Imani Kasai
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The house of Erzulie tells the eerily intertwined stories of an ill-fated young couple in the 1850s and the troubled historian who discovers their writings in the present day. Emilie St. Ange, the daughter of a Creole slaveowning family in Louisiana, rebels against her parents' values by embracing spiritualism, women's rights, and the abolition of slavery. Isidore, her biracial, French-born husband, is an educated man who is horrified by the brutalities of plantation life and becomes unhinged by an obsessive affair with a notorious New Orleans voodou practitioner. Emilie's and Isidore's letters and journals are interspersed with sections narrated by Lydia Mueller, an architectural historian whose fragile mental health further deteriorates as she reads. Imbued with a sense of the uncanny and the surreal, The house of Erzulie also alludes to the very real horrors of slavery, and makes a significant contribution to the literature of the U.S. South, particularly the tradition of the African-American Gothic novel
Cataloging source
PWC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kasai, Kirsten Imani
Dewey number
FIC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.A7849
LC item number
H68 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plantation life
  • Spiritualism
  • Vodou
  • Creoles
  • Mental illness
  • Creoles
  • Slaves
  • Plantation life
Label
The house of Erzulie, Kirsten Imani Kasai
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1025328488
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780998463414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1025328488
Label
The house of Erzulie, Kirsten Imani Kasai
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1025328488
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780998463414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1025328488

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