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The Resource Grace : a novel, Natashia Deón

Grace : a novel, Natashia Deón

Label
Grace : a novel
Title
Grace
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Natashia Deón
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For a runaway slave in the 1840s south, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic Massa. That's what fifteen-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation. Striking out on her own, she must leave behind her beloved Momma and sister Hazel and take refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a freewheeling, gun-toting Jewish madam named Cynthia. There, amidst a revolving door of gamblers, prostitutes, and drunks, Naomi falls into a star-crossed love affair with a smooth-talking white man named Jeremy who frequents the brothel's dice tables too often. The product of Naomi and Jeremy's union is Josey, whose white skin and blonde hair mark her as different from the other slave children on the plantation. Having been taken in as an infant by a free slave named Charles, Josey has never known her mother, who was murdered at her birth. Josey soon becomes caught in the tide of history when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaches the declining estate and a day of supposed freedom quickly turns into a day of unfathomable violence that will define Josey--and her lost mother--for years to come."--Publisher's website
Summary
The dual stories of a mother, a runaway plantation slave and the child she never knew are woven through the historic events of the mid-19th century, including the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494978
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.E596
LC item number
G73 2016
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Grace : a novel, Natashia Deón
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn922911691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9781619027206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922911691
Label
Grace : a novel, Natashia Deón
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn922911691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9781619027206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922911691

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