The Resource The Turner house, Angela Flournoy

The Turner house, Angela Flournoy

Label
The Turner house
Title
The Turner house
Statement of responsibility
Angela Flournoy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A powerful, timely debut, The Turner House marks a major new contribution to the story of the American family. The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone--and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still stands despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leave her home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a tenth of its mortgage. The Turner children are called home to decide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts haunts--and shapes--their family's future. Already praised by Ayana Mathis as "utterly moving" and "un-putdownable," The Turner House brings us a colorful, complicated brood full of love and pride, sacrifice and unlikely inheritances. It's a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home"--
Summary
Learning after a half-century of family life that their house on Detroit's East Side is worth only a fraction of its mortgage, the members of the Turner family gather to reckon with their pasts and decide the house's fate
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409863
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flournoy, Angela
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • African American families
  • Michigan
Target audience
adult
Label
The Turner house, Angela Flournoy
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
Control code
ocn885225314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780544303164
Lccn
2014034423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)885225314
Label
The Turner house, Angela Flournoy
Publication
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
ocn885225314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780544303164
Lccn
2014034423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)885225314

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