The Legend of the Albino Farm

The Legend of the Albino Farm The Legend of the Albino Farm is a horror story turned inside out What if a thriving family were saddled with an unshakable spook tale And what if that lore cursed them with an unending whirlwind of d

  • Title: The Legend of the Albino Farm
  • Author: SteveYates
  • ISBN: 9781609531409
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Legend of the Albino Farm is a horror story turned inside out What if a thriving family were saddled with an unshakable spook tale And what if that lore cursed them with an unending whirlwind of destruction from thrill seekers, partiers, bikers, and Goths Hettienne Sheehy is about to inherit this devouring legacy Last child to bear a once golden name, she is heiresThe Legend of the Albino Farm is a horror story turned inside out What if a thriving family were saddled with an unshakable spook tale And what if that lore cursed them with an unending whirlwind of destruction from thrill seekers, partiers, bikers, and Goths Hettienne Sheehy is about to inherit this devouring legacy Last child to bear a once golden name, she is heiress to a sprawling farm in the Missouri Ozarks During summer, childhood idylls in the late 1940s, Hettienne has foreseen all this apocalyptic fury in frightening, mystifying visions Haunted by a whirling augury, by a hurtful spook tale, and by a property that seems to doom all who would dare own it, in the end, Hettienne will risk everything to save the family she truly loves.The Legend of the Albino Farm has haunted two generations of Sheehys and marred all memory of the family s glory days Worse, this spooky lore now draws revelers, druggies, motorcycle gangs, hippies, and later Goths to trample the land, set bonfires, and vandalize its structures, all while Hettienne s aged aunts cling to privacy, sanity, and a rapidly deteriorating thirteen room mansionFrom her youth, throughout her marriage and her rearing of her children, the Legend of the Albino Farm and the curse of the Sheehys drag at her and her family like a vortex Haunted by a whirling augury, by a hurtful spook tale, and by a relentlessly judgmental Ozarks city, in the end, Hettienne believes she must make decisions that might compromise her family s financial security but will severe them from an ever dangerous legacy.

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    1. Once the Sheehy family homestead was a beautiful place, a place where cousins came to spend the summer. Golden times in youth , when though you can sense the strain in the adult relationships, you don't really understand them. Hettienne will be the last of the Sheehy, will someday inherit it all. That is if the visions she experiences don't land her in a mental facility. One of her visions and an act by her favorite uncle will give rise to the rumors of a group of Albinos living at the place, an [...]

    2. This is a must-read for any Springfield, Missouri, bibliophile or former/current thrillseeker who's spent time in the vicinity of the title patch of turf--it delivers a very surprising punch regarding that. Genre-wise, it's a little hard to categorize: it's not simply horror or mystery or modern gothic (that last is close to a peg); it's perfect young adult lit for rising high school readers, though it's not really designed to be; it even has a toe in historical fiction. Themes: the pressures an [...]

    3. "At least with Cousin David here she felt the bright possibility of everything returning to summer again, becoming the Headley's Emerald Park again, what the farm had been called before the Sheehys had bought it, a place of Old Springfield legend where the only dreams that came true arrived in daylight and were never bad."In "The Legend of the Albino Farm," summers are lost, dreams are fractured, and pasts and futures are visioned and re-visioned. A vivid cast of struggling characters, led by th [...]

    4. A beautifully drawn main character, Hettienne Sheehy, is the most appealing feature of this intriguing and original book. The story, based on the real-life situation of a family who lived near Springfield, Missouri, and who became the objects of local mythmaking, leads us into the workings of a large and intricate family whose farm slowly falls into decline as the propensity for local macabre tale-telling swirls around it. Well worth the read!

    5. Although the writing twists and is hard to follow in places, in other places it is a perfect example of story telling. A true southern gothic story. I was hooked from the beginning and really enjoyed this tragic story.

    6. Steve Yates has created a thrilling world of real eccentrics and real emotional complexity. This story is a reminder that who believes a legend and who doesn't––and why––can matter more than the legend itself.

    7. Well-done family history and events set in the Ozarks, where I am from also. Some subplots are set around horses, also well done. It is not a ghost story, or a horror novel. Overall enjoyable reading.

    8. Mercifully short. Not sure even now what the precisePoint was, though the reader (audiobook) drove me nuts with mispronunciation at times ( Manna rhymes with Hannah, not Donna and to mistake condescension for condensation is unforgivable). In short, my overarching thought on the story itself is “meh”. Not good. Not bad. Not in the least suspenseful, and definitely not “horror”. I found the prose to be pretentiously overblown. Having said that, I LOVED the 3 mad aunts. A book about them w [...]

    9. All I can do is pat myself on the back for having the perseverance to finish this book. Please be aware that if you are looking for any type of spooky plot line, you won't find it here. A long and drawn out story, little if any resolution, and a thousand plot lines that were abandoned and never addressed. Thoroughly disappointed.

    10. Albino farmWell I read this book because I grew up and live around Springfield. I would give it a 3.5 really. Strange tale not sure I like how it ended. Drags in areas in the middle of the book. I am glad though that I did read it to fill in some info

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