Wadmalaw: A Ghost Story

Ghosts, boo-hags, animals that won't die

Ghosts, boo-hags, animals that won't die, unanswered questions, and unimaginable fantasies are met on every page.

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About the Book

Wadmalaw: A Ghost Story is peopled with characters of distinct and compelling southern flavor, and is set among the lovely live oaks, towering pines, and fecund swamp and salt marshes common to coastal southeastern United States. Liv and Autis Oakley, a professional couple, have purchased their dream home on several wooded acres of Wadmalaw Island—one of the sea islands bordering Charleston, SC. In short order they find slave graves from the Civil War era on their land. Soon after they realize there are ghostly spirits in their furnished basement, and then there appears a demon in the form of a large black panther, who rages and ravages. It turns out that all of these sinister elements are inter-twined in Liv’s family history: A history of which she was totally unaware until she and her husband moved to South Carolina from the north. She discovers that her role in this family history is the catalyst activating the spirit elements on the property, and discovers that finding their dream home was no accident. Liv and Autis, with the assistance of their large pointer, Bob, new-found friends, “Bambi,” a vivacious blonde southerner, and Sweetgrass Weaver, a ninety- year-old descendent of slaves, struggle to defeat the forces that has made their lovely home a living prison.

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Canterbury House Publishing, Imprint of Dudley Court Press
Publication Year: 2020
Length: 298 pages
ISBN: 9780982905401
List Price: 16.95
eBook Price: 4.99
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About the Author
Bart Bare

Bart Bare brings a perspective both broad and deep to the written page. Bart retired as a college educator after twenty-seven years, and elected to follow an ancient Chinese adage which holds that the retiree, rather than stop working, must take on a completely new life: New profession, friends, activities, and orientation. Writing is Bart's second life work, which he does in his home at Blue Moon Gap on the Eastern Slopes of Grandfather Mountain just west of Blowing Rock, NC. Bart and Caroline, his wife of thirty-nine years, enjoy their wooded mountain vista, along with a houseful of dogs and cats, and fields teeming with wildlife. His hobbies are bee-keeping, reading, and walking mountain paths with his wife.

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