The Resource Everybody's son, Thrity Umrigar

Everybody's son, Thrity Umrigar

Label
Everybody's son
Title
Everybody's son
Statement of responsibility
Thrity Umrigar
Title variation
Everybodys son
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During a terrible heat wave in 1991, the worst in a decade, ten-year-old Anton has been locked in an apartment in the projects, alone, for seven days, without air conditioning or a fan. With no electricity, the refrigerator and lights do not work. Hot, hungry, and desperate, Anton shatters a window and climbs out. Cutting his leg on the broken glass, he is covered in blood when the police find him. Juanita, his mother, is discovered in a crack house less than three blocks away, nearly unconscious and half-naked. When she comes to, she repeatedly asks for her baby boy. She never meant to leave Anton, she went out for a quick hit and was headed right back, until her drug dealer raped her and kept her high. Though the bond between mother and son is extremely strong, Anton is placed with child services while Juanita goes to jail. The Harvard-educated son of a US senator, Judge David Coleman is a scion of northeastern white privilege. Desperate to have a child in the house again after the tragic death of his teenage son, David uses his power and connections to keep his new foster son, Anton, with him and his wife, Delores, actions that will have devastating consequences in the years to come. Following in his adopted family's footsteps, Anton, too, rises within the establishment. But when he discovers the truth about his life, his birth mother, and his adopted parents, this man of the law must come to terms with the moral complexities of crimes committed by the people he loves most
Summary
The bestselling, critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The World We Found deftly explores issues of race, class, privilege, and power and asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this probing, ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families—one black, one white
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560323
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Umrigar, Thrity N
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Parent and child
  • Foster children
Target audience
adult
Label
Everybody's son, Thrity Umrigar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000060570169
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
523 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843267
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)995162406
Label
Everybody's son, Thrity Umrigar
Publication
Copyright
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
000060570169
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
523 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843267
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)995162406

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