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A Spectral Hue by Craig Laurance Gidney
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bookshelves: american, ghost, gothic, fantasy, queer

Absolutely stunning. A ghost story, meditation on inspiration, and slide back and forth through the US's bitter history.

The salt-marsh town of Shimmer is haunted by a spirit born out of slavery that demands worship through art and consumes her worshippers. This is not easily summarisable, because the entire point is the tapestry the author builds up, with queer and Black and female voices needing to be heard in a culture that isn't comfortable with colour and stifles life. Just read it, basically.

Really, really good, beautifully written, magical, inspiring and haunting. I love this.
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Reading Progress

July 5, 2019 – Shelved
July 5, 2019 – Shelved as: american
July 5, 2019 – Shelved as: ghost
July 5, 2019 – Shelved as: gothic
July 5, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy
July 5, 2019 – Shelved as: queer
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July 6, 2019 – Finished Reading

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