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Tempest rising: a novel

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Set in west Philadelphia in the early sixties, Tempest Rising tells the story of three sisters, Bliss, Victoria, and Shern, budding adolescents raised in a world of financial privilege among the upper-black-class. But their lives quickly unravel as their father's lucrative catering business collapses. He disappears and is presumed dead, and their mother suffers an apparent breakdown. The girls are wrenched from their mother, and as the novel opens they are living in foster care in a working-class neighborhood in the home of Mae, a politically connected card shark. Though Mae is filled with syrupy names like "pudding" and "doll face" for the foster girls, she is abusive to her own child, Ramona, a twenty-something stunning beauty. As Ramona struggles with Mae's abuse and her own hatred for the foster children, she also tries to keep at bay a powerful attraction she has for her boyfriend's father. Diane McKinney-Whetstone richly evokes the early 1960s in west Philadelphia in this spicy story of loss and healing, redemption and love.
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subject_facetAfrican American families -- Fiction
African American families -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
African-American families -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Fiction
African-American foster children -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Fiction
African-American mother and daughter -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Fiction
African-American sisters -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Domestic fiction, American
Electronic books
Foster care -- Fiction
Life changing events -- Fiction
Middle class African-Americans -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Fiction
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Fiction
South Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Fiction
The Sixties (20th century) -- Fiction
title_displayTempest rising : a novel
title_fullTempest Rising
Tempest rising : a novel / Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Tempest rising : a novel [electronic resource] / Diane McKinney-Whetstone
title_shortTempest rising
title_suba novel
topic_facetAfrican American families
African Americans
African-American families
African-American foster children
African-American mother and daughter
African-American sisters
Domestic fiction
Domestic fiction, American
Electronic books
Fiction
Foster care
Life changing events
Literature
Middle class African-Americans
The Sixties (20th century)