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Absalom's Daughters

Author: Feldman, Suzanne

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company


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Absalom's Daughters : <p><b>A spellbinding debut about half sisters, one black and one white, on a 1950s road trip through the American South</b></p><p>Self-educated and brown-skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother's laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for “colored music” and dreams of life as a big city radio star. These teenaged girls are half-sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward father's inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes to a road trip together to claim what's rightly theirs.</p><p> In an old junk car, with a frying pan, a ham, and a few dollars hidden in a shoe, they set off through the American Deep South of the 1950s, a bewitchingly beautiful landscape as well as one bedeviled by racial strife and violence. Suzanne Feldman's<i> Absalom's Daughters</i> combines the buddy movie, the coming-of-age tale, and a dash of magical realism to enthrall and move us with an unforgettable, illuminating novel.</p>

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Fiction   Literary

ISBN 13:9781627794534
ISBN 10:1627794530
Size:8.63" l x 5.78" w x 1.02" h
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