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Memphis - Longlisted Women's Prize Fiction 2023

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Informationen zum Autor Poet, former attorney, Northwestern University MFA graduate, and semifinalist for the Fulbright Fellowship, Tara M Stringfellow has written for Collective Unrest, Minerva Rising , Jet Fuel Review , Women Arts Quarterly Journal and Apogee Journal , among other publications. After having lived in Okinawa, Ghana, Chicago, Cuba, Spain, Italy, and Washington, D.C., she moved back home to Memphis, where she sits on her porch swing with her hound, Huckleberry, every evening, listening to records and chatting with neighbours. Klappentext For fans of The Vanishing Half, a new American classic about love, resilience and family. 'This story truly touched my soul' PRIMA, BOOK OF THE MONTH'If ever there was a novel that reflects how the past can shape us, and how we can change our story, it's this stunning debut' WOMAN AND HOME'An incredible read' BELLA'A rhapsodic hymn to Black women' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWJoan can't change her family's past.But she can create her future.Joan was only a child the last time she visited Memphis. She doesn't remember the bustle of Beale Street on a summer's night. She doesn't know she's as likely to hear a gunshot ring out as the sound of children playing. How the smell of honeysuckle is almost overwhelming as she climbs the porch steps to the house where her mother grew up. But when the front door opens, she does remember Derek.This house full of history is home to the women of the North family. They are no strangers to adversity; resilience runs in their blood. Fifty years ago, Hazel's husband was lynched by his all-white police squad, yet she made a life for herself and her daughters in the majestic house he built for them. August lives there still, running a salon where the neighbourhood women gather. And now this house is the only place Joan has left. It is in sketching portraits of the women in her life, her aunt and her mother, the women who come to have their hair done, the women who come to chat and gossip, that Joan begins laughing again, begins living.Memphis is a celebration of the enduring strength of female bonds, of what we pass down, from mother to daughter. Epic in scope yet intimate in detail, it is a vivid portrait of three generations of a Southern black family, as well as an ode to the city they call home. Vorwort The international bestseller and a joyous, moving celebration of three generations of Black women Zusammenfassung The international bestseller and a joyous, moving celebration of three generations of Black women...

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If ever there was a novel that reflects how the past can shape us, and how we can change our own story, it is this stunning debut . . . this beautifully written, inspiring story is full of hope and memorable characters Books of the Year Woman and Home

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Authors Tara M Stringfellow, Tara M. Stringfellow, TARA M STRINGFELLOW
Publisher John Murray
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 02.02.2023
 
EAN 9781529339253
ISBN 978-1-5293-3925-3
No. of pages 252
Dimensions 130 mm x 197 mm x 18 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Family life fiction, Relating to African American people, c 1954 to c 1968 (era of the American Civil Rights Movement), FICTION / African American & Black / Historical

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