The Resource A kind of freedom : a novel, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

A kind of freedom : a novel, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Label
A kind of freedom : a novel
Title
A kind of freedom
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society, and when she falls for no-account Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves. In 1982, Evelyn's daughter, Jackie, is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life. Jackie's son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm. Fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges, T.C. decides to start over--until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal. For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history
Summary
Explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through the story of three generations of an African American family in New Orleans
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2018.
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10574292
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A kind of freedom : a novel, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781619029224
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A kind of freedom : a novel, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781619029224
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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