To whom does one life belong?
As the man born Abel Paisley prepares to greet death, the question takes on a sudden urgency.
- Hannah Giorgis
- The Atlantic
At the beginning of her new novel, These Ghosts Are Family, Maisy Card sketches the swindler’s portrait:
Decades prior, when his friend Stanford Solomon died on the job in England, Abel assumed the other Jamaican man’s identity.
Leaving his old name and family behind, he claimed a life that was never his.
“Where is his soul now?”
Card writes of Stanford.
“Circling the world, looking for a…