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A kind of freedom: a novel
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Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2017.
Physical Desc:
230 pages ; 24 cm
Lexile measure:
860L
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"Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society, and when she falls for no-account Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves. In 1982, Evelyn's daughter, Jackie, is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life. Jackie's son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm. Fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges, T.C. decides to start over--until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal. For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history."-- Dust jacket.

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Edition:
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781619029224, 1619029227
Lexile measure:
860

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"Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society, and when she falls for no-account Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves. In 1982, Evelyn's daughter, Jackie, is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life. Jackie's son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm. Fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges, T.C. decides to start over--until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal. For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history."-- Dust jacket.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sexton, M. W. (2017). A kind of freedom: a novel. First Counterpoint hardcover edition. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson. 2017. A Kind of Freedom: A Novel. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson, A Kind of Freedom: A Novel. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2017.

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Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson. A Kind of Freedom: A Novel. First Counterpoint hardcover edition. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2017. Print.

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