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Author Townsend, Jacinda.

Title Saint monkey : a novel / Jacinda Townsend.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    TOWNSEND,JAC    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC TOWNSEND,J    Available
Edition First Edition.
Description 350 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "Fourteen-year-old Audrey Martin, with her Poindexter glasses and her head humming the 3/4 meter of gospel music, knows she'll never get out of Kentucky--but when her fingers touch the piano keys, the whole church trembles. Her best friend, Caroline, daydreams about Hollywood stardom, but both girls feel destined to languish in a slow-moving stopover town in Montgomery County. That is, until chance intervenes and a booking agent offers Audrey a ticket to join the booming jazz scene in Harlem--an offer she can't resist, not even for Caroline. And in New York City the music never stops. Audrey flirts with love and takes the stage at the Apollo, with its fast-dancing crowds and blinding lights. But fortunes can turn fast in the city--young talent means tough competition, and for Audrey failure is always one step away. Meanwhile, Caroline sinks into the quiet anguish of a Black woman in a backwards country, where her ambitions and desires only slip further out of reach"--Dust jacket.
Subject African Americans -- Kentucky -- Fiction.
Singers -- Kentucky -- Fiction.
Successful people -- Kentucky -- Fiction.
Friendship in children -- Kentucky -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Christian fiction.
Domestic fiction
ISBN 9780393080049 hardcover
0393080048 hardcover

 
    
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