"Depalma’s prose remains polished throughout, and although the story isn’t always a very sunny tale, its themes of freedom, self-discovery, independence, forgiveness, and resolution lift it to a satisfying place that readers are likely to appreciate."

"An often poignant and resonant rumination on the enduring effects of abuse and what it takes to overcome, survive, live, and love again."

—Kirkus Reviews


"Grandson of a Ghost unapologetically thrusts the reader into the rabbit hole of life-long trauma. Scott Depalma's concise, raw style tears at the reader's heart while remaining detached all the while. A fascinating read and compelling exploration of one man's journey towards wholeness."

Liz Ortiz-Mackes, Indie Film Producer – I Ain't Playin' Films and author of Ace Your Acting Audition