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Author Johnson, Danny, 1946- author.

Title The last road home / Danny Johnson.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
©2016

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Fiction    FIC JOHNSON,D    Available
Description 319 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "At eight years old, Raeford "Junebug" Hurley has known more than his share of hard lessons. After the sudden death of his parents, he goes to live with his grandparents on a farm surrounded by tobacco fields and lonesome woods. There he meets Fancy Stroud and her twin brother, Lightning, the children of black sharecroppers on a neighboring farm. As years pass, the friendship between Junebug and bright, compassionate Fancy takes on a deeper intensity. Junebug, aware of all the ways in which he and Fancy are more alike than different, habitually bucks against the casual bigotry that surrounds them--dangerous in a community ruled by the Klan. On the brink of adulthood, Junebug is drawn into a moneymaking scheme that goes awry--and leaves him with a dark secret he must keep from those he loves. And as Fancy, tired of saying yes'um and living scared, tries to find her place in the world, Junebug embarks on a journey that will take him through loss and war toward a hard-won understanding. At once tender and unflinching, The Last Road Home delves deep into the gritty, violent realities of the South's turbulent past, yet evokes the universal hunger for belonging"--Amazon.
Subject First loves -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
North Carolina -- Fiction.
Southern States -- Race relations -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781496702494 (paperback)
1496702492 (paperback)

 
    
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