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A Kind of Freedom

Label
A Kind of Freedom
Title
A Kind of Freedom
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War Two. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society and when she falls for no-name 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 must decide if the promise of her husband is worth the near certainty he’ll leave again.Jackie’s son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He finds something hypnotic about training the seedlings, testing the levels, trimming the leaves, drying the buds. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn’t survive the storm, and in its wake he was changed too. Now, fresh out of a four-month stint for possession with the intent to distribute, he 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
Summary
Explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through the story of three generations of an African American family in New Orleans
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2018.
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10574292
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • American Fiction
  • Family Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
A Kind of Freedom
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSA_423984
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640090026
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Kind of Freedom
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSA_423984
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640090026
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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