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The Resource A kind of freedom : a novel, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

A kind of freedom : a novel, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Label
A kind of freedom : a novel
Title
A kind of freedom
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A 2017 National Book Award Nominee A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice Chosen as 1 of 12 books to read this August by the Chicago Review of Books Chosen as 1 of 24 Incredible Books to Add to Your Shelf This Summer by the Huffington Post Chosen as 1 of 10 Books to Read in August by BBC Culture "This luminous and assured first novel shines an unflinching, compassionate light on three generations of a black family in New Orleans, emphasizing endurance more than damage." -The New York Times Book Review , Editors' Choice Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society, and when she falls for no-account Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves. In 1982, Evelyn's daughter, Jackie, is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life. Jackie's son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm. Fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges, T.C. decides to start over-until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal. For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • June 05, 2017
  • July 01, 2017
  • June 01, 2017
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.E9838
LC item number
K56 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • New Orleans (La.)
Label
A kind of freedom : a novel, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2017015331
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781619029224
Lccn
2017015331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781619029224
  • (OCoLC)972385232
Label
A kind of freedom : a novel, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2017015331
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781619029224
Lccn
2017015331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781619029224
  • (OCoLC)972385232

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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