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Maisy Card

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Maisy Card is a writer and a librarian. Her debut novel, These Ghosts are Family, was shortlisted for The Center For Fiction's First Novel Prize and is a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, the LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and an Audie Award in the Literary Fiction & Classics category. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, The New York Times, Lenny Letter, AGNI, Guernica, and other publications. Maisy was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, but was raised in Queens, New York. She earned an MFA from Brooklyn College, an MLIS from Rutgers University and a BA in English and American Studies from Wesleyan University. She is currently an instructor for the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and a fic ...more

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“Even though they were just words, they built a world that she couldn’t stop thinking about, that she felt trapped inside every night.”
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“She had been running away from her mother her whole life, and in the end it was her mother who left her.”
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“Did all white people secretly have some strange antebellum or colonial fantasy? Was there a part of her that would have gotten off on the idea of being a mistress of a big house? If she were alive back then, would she have gone along with it or would she have been brave enough to resist? Would she have married someone who owned slaves?”
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