bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: outside the bones /
Subscribe via RSS 
Outside the bones
Di Iorio, Lyn
Adult Fiction DI IORI

Comments  Summary

Summary: Fina is a big girl with a big mouth. She¿s the neighborhood bruja, or ¿spirit worker¿ as she likes to call herself, casting spells for her neighbors in Manhattan¿s Upper West Side. She can¿t believe it, though, when she puts an accidental fufú¿or spell¿on Chico, the irresistible trumpet player who lives upstairs. Chico recovers just as two women from his past turn up: his former beauty-queen lover and an attractive young woman claiming to be his long-dead daughter. Fina is not pleased. So she visits her mentor, Tata Victor Tumba Fuego, Master of Fire. He specializes in Palo Monte, the Afro-Caribbean magical art of controlling and manipulating spirits housed in cauldrons. The Ancient One, the oldest spirit working for Victor, wants a blood sacrifice from Fina, something she has managed to avoid. ¿We ain¿t on the island no more, we don¿t sacrifice in the mountains of Africa or Cuba; we do it in our apartments.¿ But she needs help, so she¿ll do what it takes. All too soon she finds herself involved with a spirit whose quest for revenge can¿t be stopped. Weaving Afro-Caribbean witchcraft rituals with the sixteen-year-old mystery of a woman¿s disappearance, Outside the Bones is an erotically charged ghost story set in both present-day New York and Puerto Rico. Following in the tradition of Anne Rice, Lyn Di Iorio¿s brilliant debut novel takes a mesmerizing look at issues of race, class, power and greed.

Be the first to add a comment! Share your thoughts about this title. Would you recommend it? Why or why not?

Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog

more titles about

recent comments
hcl mobile app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS