The House of Erzulie

The House of Erzulie

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, daughter of a Creole slaveowning family in Louisiana, rebels against her parents by embracing spiritualism and advocating the abolition of slavery. Isidore, her biracial, French-born The House of Erzulie tells the eerily intertwined stories of an ill-fated young couple in the 1850s and the troubled h...

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Title:The House of Erzulie
Author:Kirsten Imani Kasai
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0998463418
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:275 pages pages

The House of Erzulie Reviews

  • Shayla
    Oct 29, 2018
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  • Madeleine
    Apr 23, 2018
    This is a very good, very powerful book. ...I missed the fact that this is gothic horror, and horror is SO NOT MY THING. I need to stop reading horror novels by mistake. Second and third stars because even while hating this and being horrified, and I was consistently aware that this...
  • Michelle Z
    Mar 19, 2018
    I could not put this HOUSE OF ERZULIE down. Okay, I did have to eat, sleep, go to my job, interact with my family, etc., however Kasai's creation of a lush, sensual, and scary world was spellbinding. To say the plot, writing, characters and the story was gripping is an understatement. ...
  • Beverly
    Mar 29, 2018
    thoughts coming shortly ...
  • Jean
    Mar 04, 2018
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  • Shomeret
    Aug 25, 2018
    I read this book because the African American Historical Fiction group chose this as the BOM for this month, and it looked like a book I needed to read. Unfortunately, I was wrong about that. I didn't need to read this book. I did like the historical protagonist Emilie. She was gutsy a...
  • Melody
    Feb 23, 2018
    Every eerie and foreboding word of this African American Gothic beauty had me riveted. The interweaving of the individual stories was done masterfully, and each character voice was distinct and well-formed. So many times during reading I felt like one does when watching a scary movie -...
  • Columbus
    Mar 02, 2018
    A Gothic, gorgeous, gem of a book with dual storylines of 1850?s slavery, voodoo/mysticism and mental illness and present day sensuality and marital strife. Kirsten Imani Kasai?s writing is simply breathtaking at times as I found myself rereading passages for their sheer brilliance...
  • Julia Smillie
    May 30, 2018
    The House of Erzulie is a gorgeous, sweeping tale of love, tragedy, black magic and New Orleans history, anchored across two different centuries. Kasai's deep commitment to--and enthusiasm for--research is evident on every page, and the writing is lyrical and hypnotic, fully transporti...
  • James Rhodes
    Feb 21, 2018
    Kirsten Imani Kasai's much anticipated novel is nothing short of a masterpiece, from the outset it is obvious that this is the work of writer who is at the peak of their talents: instantly compelling and yet meditative in its approach there is a great deal to be excited about in this n...
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    Aug 01, 2018
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  • Maureen
    Jan 24, 2018
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  • Natalia
    Mar 02, 2019
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  • Carri
    Apr 13, 2018
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  • Ironical Dins
    May 24, 2018
    I very much liked the structure of this book- I love a good multiple POV narrative. The switches between the characters was well done too- there was no one character that the author wrote better than the other. The thing that soured the story for me was the ending- I just didn?t thin...
  • Suzanne
    Nov 12, 2018
    This sweeping tale?spanning two centuries?provides everything you could want from a gothic storyline: Complex characters, provocative plot, lyrical prose. As you flip through the pages of time, imaginations reel upon each new discovery and hypnotic twist! ...
  • Leola Ailene
    Apr 19, 2018
    My goodness, this book! Kasai's writing style is stunning. I became a huge fan after reading the 2nd or 3rd page while still in the bookstore. The way she compared love to a cup of sugar spoke to me directly and so beautifully. I set aside the rest of my day knowing I was about to ...
  • Jandrea Simpson swiney
    Jun 21, 2018
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  • Kaitlin Marie-Brown Salter
    Jun 04, 2018
    I sort of wish it was just the diary entries, but that?s just my taste. I also think a little more research could have been done on the historical aspect. Over all, pretty good book 3.5/5 ...
  • Cynthia
    Jan 15, 2019
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  • Sandy Nelson
    Mar 18, 2019
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  • Tariqah
    Jan 03, 2018
    Kristen Imani Kasai is a brilliant, theatrical writer with a wit and allure she applies to carefully-chosen adjectives and adages. Her story The House of Erzulie, is both a delight (especially to the romantic fanatic) and a real heartache to read. The hint of historical references m...
  • Courteney B.
    Jun 15, 2018
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  • Shantaye Perry
    Mar 04, 2019
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  • Natasha
    Oct 17, 2018
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  • Mya Alexice
    Dec 24, 2017
    really well-written immersive/creepy read. Shout out to indie authors and to Shade Mountain Press for publishing intriguing work. ...
  • Cheyenne
    Sep 13, 2018
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  • Greg Barbee
    Dec 04, 2018
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  • Nlgs18
    Oct 27, 2018
    hated it ...
  • Karren321
    Apr 17, 2018
    This was very good - the writing is fabulous I felt it got very depressing and a little repetitious in some place - when the viewpoint changes its a breath of fresh air :) ...