We Are a Haunting by Tyriek White

We Are a Haunting is a lyrical literary debut with a sprinkling of magical realism.


It follows three generations of New Yorkers over thirty years. Grandma Audrey lives in Brooklyn and is on the verge of losing her apartment. Before she passed, her daughter Key could speak to the dead. Key’s son Colly grieves his mother’s death and learns he has a similar gift, all while navigating a world filled with injustices.

Review of We Are a Haunting

The writing in this debut novel is poetic. It’s more slice-of-life and focuses on moments of these characters’ lives. The timeline skips around with each character’s pov.

It discusses a range of topics, including systemic issues and generational trauma.

At times, I struggled with this book’s lack of a plot. I normally prefer character-driven fiction, but this one meandered quite a bit and was difficult for me to follow.

Although, I can see this book resonating with many readers.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Expected Publication: 25 April 2023

Thank you to Astra House for providing an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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