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The Resource The twelve-mile straight, Eleanor Henderson

The twelve-mile straight, Eleanor Henderson

Label
The twelve-mile straight
Title
The twelve-mile straight
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Henderson
Title variation
12 mile straight
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cotton County, Georgia, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies--one light-skinned, the other dark--are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper’s daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town. In the aftermath, the farm’s inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fractured. Despite the prying eyes and curious whispers of the townspeople, Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can, under the roof of her mercurial father, Juke, and with the help of Nan, the young black housekeeper who is as close to Elma as a sister. But soon it becomes clear that the ties that bind all of them together are more intricate than any could have ever imagined. As startling revelations mount, a web of lies begins to collapse around the family, destabilizing their precarious world and forcing all to reckon with the painful truth
Cataloging source
DLC
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Henderson, Eleanor
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.E5259
LC item number
T94 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depressions
  • Family secrets
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
Target audience
general
Label
The twelve-mile straight, Eleanor Henderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 542)
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780062422088
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2016048070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966381917
  • (DLC)2778421
Label
The twelve-mile straight, Eleanor Henderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 542)
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780062422088
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2016048070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966381917
  • (DLC)2778421

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