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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cotton County, Georgia, 1930. 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. 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. But the ties that bind all of them together are more intricate than any could have ever imagined, and a web of lies begins to collapse around the family
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
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10576357
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henderson, Eleanor
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Depressions
  • FICTION
  • Depressions
  • Manners and customs
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
Label
The Twelve-Mile Straight, Eleanor Henderson
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
ocn966381917
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780062422088
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016048070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)966381917
Label
The Twelve-Mile Straight, Eleanor Henderson
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
ocn966381917
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780062422088
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016048070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)966381917

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