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Author Deón, Natashia, author.

Title Grace : a novel / Natashia Deón.

Publication Info. Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    DEON,NAT    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Fiction    FIC DEON,N    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC DEON,N    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Fiction    FIC DEON,N    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Description 404 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
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.
Subject Slavery -- Southern States -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781619027206 (hardcover)
1619027208 (hardcover)

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