Polly's Ghost

Front Cover
iUniverse, 2009 - Fiction - 364 pages
0 Reviews
Polly's ghost, drawn into and out of the unfolding stories of her son and other people, follows her own path, away from a tormented ghostliness and toward an abundant peace.

Julia Glass says, "Startling and fresh this novel certainly is. It bushwhacks, in hilarious detail, through private female terrain. Beautiful, moving, and exquisitely strange."

What people are saying - Write a review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An odd, lyrical tale from Frucht (Life Before Death, 1997, etc.) of a mother's ghost and the lives she tends in her 30-odd years roaming the astral plans. Disembodied though fully conscious, Polly ... Read full review

Polly's ghost: a novel

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In this wholly original if slightly frustrating novel, Polly Baymiller is a ghost. She died giving birth to Tip, her youngest son. Haunted by this child whom she never held, she directs his life from ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2009)

Abby Frucht is the author of five novels, including Snap, Licorice, Fruit of the Month, Are You Mine?, Life Before Death, and Polly's Ghost. The recipient of a New Voices Award, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and the Iowa Short Fiction prize, she teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Bibliographic information