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The Resource The Twelve-Mile Straight : a novel, Eleanor Henderson

The Twelve-Mile Straight : a novel, Eleanor Henderson

Label
The Twelve-Mile Straight : a novel
Title
The Twelve-Mile Straight
Title remainder
a novel
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 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. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis, The Twelve-Mile Straight is a magnificent tour de force." -- back cover
Summary
When a Depression-era girl gives birth to twins including one that is dark skinned, a black man is murdered amid allegations of rape, an act that reverberates throughout the plantation and forces the young mother to raise her children in an environment fraught with precarious lies
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576357
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henderson, Eleanor
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Large type books
  • Depressions
  • Large type books
  • Depressions
  • Manners and customs
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
Label
The Twelve-Mile Straight : a novel, Eleanor Henderson
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
1912274
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
788 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062688187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062688187
  • (OCoLC)966608853
Label
The Twelve-Mile Straight : a novel, Eleanor Henderson
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
1912274
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
788 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062688187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062688187
  • (OCoLC)966608853

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