Ghost Town Girl

Richmond writer William S. Tate’s debut, ‘Medium Normal Ingrid,’ isn’t the usual girl-meets-ghouls story


September 28, 2020    11:52 AM

Richmond writer William S. Tate, whose debut novel, “Medium Normal Ingrid,” launches Tuesday with an online event via Fountain Bookstore (Photo courtesy McSweeney Photo)

Ingrid Van Hooten, following her mother’s suicide, is expected by her father to ride out her anguish amid the calm environs of her maternal grandparents in, as the sign proclaims, “Historic Warwick.” Ingrid learns from Burt Gils, the resident nerd, ghost hunter and cemetery groundskeeper, that she’s arrived in the “third most haunted town in the country.”