The Ghosts of Yearning

A Gothic Short Story About Profound Loss and the Boundaries of the Real and the Unreal

by George G. Kitchens III


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Softcover
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Hardcover
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/28/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781524592219
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781524592226
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781524592202

About the Book

The Ghosts of Yearning is a gothic novella about profound loss and the boundaries of the real and the unreal. It is partially inspired by The Sixth Sense, The Notebook, and Katherine Mansfield's short story Bliss. It centers on the lives of three women—the elderly and lonely Maisie Dearborn, the fiercely determined Helen McCardle, who is haunted by a young specter, and Mona Jeffries, whose awkward obsession with her handsome neighbor threatens her own sanity. Its melancholy mosaic creates a complex and fundamentally disturbing psychic mystery as this short story slowly reveals how nearly every word is as important as the pieces of an interlocking jigsaw puzzle.


About the Author

George G. Kitchens III has aspired since early childhood to be an author. He has worked at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg PA for thirty years, and has studied African-American and Antebellum literature as well as Marxism and existentialism at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. George lives with his partner, Dr. Stephen Whitworth, in Bloomsburg.