Absalom's daughters : a novel
(Audiobook CD)

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[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2016].
ISBN
1504723708, 9781504723701
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Format
Audiobook CD
Edition
Unabridged.
Physical Desc
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English

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Compact discs.
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Duration: 9:00:00.
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"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Participants/Performers
Read by Lisa Reneé Pitts.
Description
Two half sisters, one black and one white, embark on a risky road trip through the 1950s Jim Crow South in this spellbinding story of identity and race.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 on a road trip together to claim what's rightly theirs.In an old junker of a 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 striving and violence.On one level, the story is an entertaining and quirky caper through a colorful historical landscape, but a deeper cut of the novel reveals its profound engagement with abiding issues of socioeconomic class, race, and identity politics in the uneasy mixed communities of a region haunted by a brutal history.Like Thelma & Louise meets God Help the Child, Absalom's Daughters 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.
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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Feldman, S., & Pitts, L. R. (2016). Absalom's daughters: a novel. Unabridged. [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Feldman, Suzanne, 1958- and Lisa Renee, Pitts. 2016. Absalom's Daughters: A Novel. [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Feldman, Suzanne, 1958- and Lisa Renee, Pitts, Absalom's Daughters: A Novel. [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone Audio, Inc, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Feldman, Suzanne, and Lisa Renee Pitts. Absalom's Daughters: A Novel. Unabridged. [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone Audio, Inc, 2016.

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