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The Resource The castle cross the magnet carter : a novel, by Kia Corthron

The castle cross the magnet carter : a novel, by Kia Corthron

Label
The castle cross the magnet carter : a novel
Title
The castle cross the magnet carter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Kia Corthron
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The hotly anticipated first novel by lauded playwright and The Wire TV writer Kia Corthron, The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter sweeps American history from 1941 to the twenty-first century through the lives of four men two white brothers from rural Alabama, and two black brothers from small-town Maryland whose journey culminates in an explosive and devastating encounter between the two families. On the eve of America's entry into World War II, in a tiny Alabama town, two brothers come of age in the shadow of the local chapter of the Klan, where Randall a brilliant eighth-grader and the son of a sawmill worker begins teaching sign language to his eighteen-year-old deaf and uneducated brother B.J. Simultaneously, in small-town Maryland, the sons of a Pullman Porter gifted six-year-old Eliot and his artistic twelve-year-old brother Dwight grow up navigating a world expanded both by a visit from civil and labor rights activist A. Philip Randolph and by the legacy of a lynched great-aunt. The four mature into men, directly confronting the fierce resistance to the early civil rights movement, and are all ultimately uprooted. Corthron's ear for dialogue, honed from years of theater work, brings to life all the major concerns and movements of America's past century through the organic growth of her marginalized characters, and embraces a quiet beauty in their everyday existences. Sharing a cultural and literary heritage with the work of Toni Morrison, Alex Haley, and Edward P. Jones, Kia Corthron's The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter is a monumental epic deftly bridging the political and the poetic, and wrought by one of America's most recently recognized treasures"--
Summary
Following the course of American history from 1941 to the 21st century through the lives of four men—two white brothers from rural Alabama, and two black brothers from small-town Maryland—an epic volume, bridging the political and poetic, details an explosive and devastating encounter between two families during the early civil rights movement
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10460191
Cataloging source
DLC
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Corthron, Kia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Brothers
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • FICTION / African American / Historical
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • FICTION / Literary
  • African Americans
  • Brothers
  • Race relations
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The castle cross the magnet carter : a novel, by Kia Corthron
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
ocn916408755
Edition
Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781609806576
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015029672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)916408755
Label
The castle cross the magnet carter : a novel, by Kia Corthron
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
ocn916408755
Edition
Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781609806576
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015029672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)916408755

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