The Resource Bluebird, bluebird : a novel, Attica Locke

Bluebird, bluebird : a novel, Attica Locke

Label
Bluebird, bluebird : a novel
Title
Bluebird, bluebird
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Attica Locke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Southern fables usually go the other way around. A white woman is killed or harmed in some way, real or imagined, and then, like the moon follows the sun, a black man ends up dead. But when it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger working the backwoods towns of Highway 59, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about his home state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. So when allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he is drawn to a case in the small town of Lark, where two dead bodies washed up in the bayou. First a black lawyer from Chicago and then, three days later, a local white woman, and it's stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes - and save himself in the process - before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt
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Summary
In a rural East Texas town of fewer than 200 people, the body of an African American lawyer from Chicago is found in a bayou, followed several days later by that of a local white woman. What's going on? African American Texas Ranger Darren Mathews hopes to find out, which means talking to relatives of the deceased, including the woman's white supremacist husband -- and Mathews soon discovers things are more complex than they seem. With fully realized characters and a timely look at race relations in the U.S., this book by award-winning novelist Attica Locke (who's also written and produced for TV's Empire) is the 1st in her Highway 59 series. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Anthony Award for Best Novel, 2018.
  • Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, 2018.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569147
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Locke, Attica
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Highway 59
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American police
  • Murder
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
Bluebird, bluebird : a novel, Attica Locke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Standard print edition originally published: London: Serpent's Tail, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000062247916
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
373 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781510089495
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Publisher number
LP4242
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Bluebird, bluebird : a novel, Attica Locke
Publication
Copyright
Note
Standard print edition originally published: London: Serpent's Tail, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000062247916
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
373 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781510089495
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Publisher number
LP4242
Specific material designation
large print

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