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The Resource Ginny Gall : a novel, Charlie Smith

Ginny Gall : a novel, Charlie Smith

Label
Ginny Gall : a novel
Title
Ginny Gall
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Delvin Walker is just a boy when his mother flees their home in the Red Row section of Chattanooga, accused of killing a white man. Taken in by Cornelius Oliver, proprietor of the town's leading Negro funeral home, he discovers the art of caring for the aggrieved, the promise of transcendence in the written word, and a rare peace in a hostile world. Yet tragedy visits them near daily, and after a series of devastating events--a lynching, a church burning--Delvin fears being accused of murdering a local white boy and leaves town. Haunted by his mother's disappearance, Delvin rides the rails, meets fellow travelers, falls in love, and sees an America sliding into the Great Depression. But before his hopes for life and love can be realized, he and a group of other young men are falsely charged with the rape of two white women, and shackled to a system of enslavement masquerading as justice. As he is pushed deeper into the darkness of imprisonment, his resolve to escape burns only more brightly, until in a last spasm of flight, in a white heat of terror, he is called to choose his fate. In language both intimate and lyrical, novelist and poet Charlie Smith conjures a fresh and complex portrait of the South of the 1920s and '30s in all its brutal humanity--and the astonishing endurance of one battered young man, his consciousness "an accumulation of breached and disordered living . . . hopes packed hard into sprung joints," who lives past and through it all."--
Summary
"Delvin Walker is just a boy when his mother flees their home in the Red Row section of Chattanooga, accused of killing a white man. Taken in by Cornelius Oliver, proprietor of the town's leading Negro funeral home, he discovers the art of caring for theaggrieved, the promise of transcendence in the written word, and a rare peace in a hostile world. Yet tragedy visits them near daily, and after a series of devastating events--a lynching, a church burning--Delvin fears being accused of murdering a local white boy and leaves town"--Jacket flap
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466959
Cataloging source
VPW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Charlie
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • False imprisonment
  • Southern States
  • Historical fiction
  • African Americans
  • False imprisonment
  • Historical fiction
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
Target audience
general
Label
Ginny Gall : a novel, Charlie Smith
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
ocn973487640
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780062434968
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973487640
Label
Ginny Gall : a novel, Charlie Smith
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
ocn973487640
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780062434968
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973487640

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