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We are taking only what we need: Stories

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In these powerfully rendered, prizewinning stories, working-class African Americans across the South strive for meaning and search for direction in lives shaped by forces beyond their control

The ten stories in this resonant collection deal with both the ties that bind and the gulf that separates generations, from children confronting the fallibility of their own parents for the first time to adults finding themselves forced to start over again and again.

In "Highway 18" a young Jehovah's Witness going door to door with an expert field-service partner from up north is at a crossroads: will she go to college or continue to serve the church? "If You Hit Randall County, You've Gone Too Far" tells of a family trying to make it through a tense celebratory dinner for a son just out on bail. And in the collection's title story, a young girl experiences loss for the first time in the fallout from her father's relationship with her babysitter.

Startling, intimate, and prescient on their own, these stories build to a kaleidoscopic understanding of both the individual and the collective black experience over the last fifty years in the American South. With We Are Taking Only What We Need, Stephanie Powell Watts has crafted an incredibly assured and emotionally affecting meditation on everything from the large institutional forces to the small interpersonal moments that impress upon us and direct our lives.

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Last Grouping Update2021-12-03 02:10:37AM
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Novelist Primary ISBN9781886157798

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In these powerfully rendered, prizewinning stories, working-class African Americans across the South strive for meaning and search for direction in lives shaped by forces beyond their control

The ten stories in this resonant collection deal with both the ties that bind and the gulf that separates generations, from children confronting the fallibility of their own parents for the first time to adults finding themselves forced to start over again and again.

In "Highway 18" a young Jehovah's Witness going door to door with an expert field-service partner from up north is at a crossroads: will she go to college or continue to serve the church? "If You Hit Randall County, You've Gone Too Far" tells of a family trying to make it through a tense celebratory dinner for a son just out on bail. And in the collection's title story, a young girl experiences loss for the first time in the fallout from her father's relationship with her babysitter.

Startling, intimate, and prescient on their own, these stories build to a kaleidoscopic understanding of both the individual and the collective black experience over the last fifty years in the American South. With We Are Taking Only What We Need, Stephanie Powell Watts has crafted an incredibly assured and emotionally affecting meditation on everything from the large institutional forces to the small interpersonal moments that impress upon us and direct our lives.

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subject_facetAfrican American women -- Fiction
Electronic books
Large type books
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
North Carolina -- Fiction
North Carolina -- Race relations -- Fiction
North Carolina -- Rural conditions -- Fiction
Short stories
title_displayWe are taking only what we need : stories
title_fullWe Are Taking Only What We Need : Stories [electronic resource] / Watts, Stephanie Powell
We Are Taking Only What We Need Stories
We are taking only what we need : stories / Stephanie Powell Watts
We are taking only what we need [text (large print)] : stories / Stephanie Powell Watts
title_shortWe are taking only what we need
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topic_facetAfrican American women
Electronic books
Fiction
Literature
Man-woman relationships
Race relations
Rural conditions
Short Stories