Red At The Bone
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An unexpected teenage pregnancy brings together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments and longings that can bind or divide us.
From the New York Times -bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming .
Brooklyn, 2001. It is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress - the very same dress that was sewn for a different wearer, Melody's mother, for a celebration that ultimately never took place.
Unfurling the history of Melody's family - from the 1921 Tulsa race massacre to post 9/11 New York - Red at the Bone explores sexual desire, identity, class, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, as it looks at the ways in which young people must so often make fateful decisions about their lives before they have even begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.
ONE OF THE BOOKS OF THE YEAR FOR: New York Times; Washington Post; Time; USA Today; O, The Oprah Magazine; Elle; Good Housekeeping; Esquire; NPR; New York Public Library; Library Journal; Kirkus; BookRiot; She Reads; The Undefeated
'Woodson explores class, race and death with unflinching honesty and emotional depth... She manages to remember what cannot be documented, to suggest what cannot be said' Washington Post
'You can smell the bubble gum on Woodson's characters breath and feel their lips as they brush against your ear' New York Times
'Woodson does for young black girls what short story master Alice Munro does for poor rural ones: she imbues their everyday lives with significance' Elle
'A gorgeous writer... Lyrical prose, really, really beautiful' Emma Straub
'A master storyteller' Angela Flournoy
'Jacqueline Woodson has a poet's soul and a poet's eye for image and ear for lyrical language... I'll go anywhere she leads me' Naomi Jackson
- Format: Pocket/Paperback
- ISBN: 9781474616447
- Språk: Engelska
- Antal sidor: 208
- Utgivningsdatum: 2019-10-10
- Förlag: Orion