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The twelve-mile straight : a novel / Eleanor Henderson.

Henderson, Eleanor, (author.).

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  • 5 of 11 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Smithers Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Smithers Public Library F HEN (Text) 35101011006819 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062422088
  • Physical Description: 543 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: Cotton County, Georgia, 1930. In a house full of secrets, two babies - one light-skinned, the other dark - are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper's daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck. In the aftermath, the farm's inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fractured. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis, this is a startlingly timely, emotionally resonant, and magnificent tour de force.
Subject: Depressions > 1929 > Southern States > Fiction.
Southern States > Race relations > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Southern States > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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