The Keeper by Due, Tananarive
Tananarive Due

The Keeper [Hardcover] Due, Tananarive; Barnes, Steven and Finnegan, Marco - Hardcover

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A young Black girl finds herself trapped between desperation and her family's dark history in this horror graphic novel

Aisha has suffered a devastating loss. Her parents were killed in a car crash, and now she must move to decrepit and derelict Detroit to live with her ailing grandmother. However, shortly after moving in, Aisha's grandmother's health rapidly deteriorates. With her dying breath, she summons the dark spirit that has protected their family for generations to watch over Aisha.

At first it seems that this spirit, whom Aisha refers to as the Keeper, is truly doing as her grandmother asked, caring for Aisha and keeping her safe; however, it soon becomes clear that this being can only sustain itself by stealing life from others. As the Keeper begins to prey on the apartment building's other residents, Aisha and her friends must come together to destroy it . . . or die trying.

Written by masters of horror Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes and illustrated by Marco Finnegan, The Keeper reflects on the horror Black Americans face every day, while still staying true to the genre.

Author: Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Published: 09/27/2022
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.49lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.50w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781419751554

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 09/05/2022
Booklist 09/15/2022 pg. 41