The Resource Bluebird, bluebird : a novel, Attica Locke

Bluebird, bluebird : a novel, Attica Locke

Label
Bluebird, bluebird : a novel
Title
Bluebird, bluebird
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Attica Locke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America."--
Member of
Summary
In a rural East Texas town of fewer than 200 people, the body of an African American lawyer from Chicago is found in a bayou, followed several days later by that of a local white woman. What's going on? African American Texas Ranger Darren Mathews hopes to find out, which means talking to relatives of the deceased, including the woman's white supremacist husband -- and Mathews soon discovers things are more complex than they seem. With fully realized characters and a timely look at race relations in the U.S., this book by award-winning novelist Attica Locke (who's also written and produced for TV's Empire) is the 1st in her Highway 59 series. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Anthony Award for Best Novel, 2018.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, 2018.
  • Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569147
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Locke, Attica
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.O247
LC item number
B58 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Highway 59
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Texas Rangers
  • Texas Rangers
  • African American police
  • Murder
  • Race relations
  • Texas, East
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Race relations
  • African American police
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Murder
  • Race relations
  • East Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
Bluebird, bluebird : a novel, Attica Locke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
on1014382895
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mulholland books paperback edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780316363273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014382895
Label
Bluebird, bluebird : a novel, Attica Locke
Publication
Copyright
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
on1014382895
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mulholland books paperback edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780316363273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014382895

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