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The Resource No one is coming to save us, Stephanie Powell Watts

No one is coming to save us, Stephanie Powell Watts

Label
No one is coming to save us
Title
No one is coming to save us
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Powell Watts
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though she can't seem to carry one to term. Her husband, Henry, has grown distant, frustrated by the demise of the furniture industry, which has outsourced to China and stripped the area of jobs. Ava's mother, Sylvia, caters to and meddles with the lives of those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia's unworthy but charming husband, just won't stop hanging around. JJ's return--and his plans to build a huge mansion overlooking Pinewood and woo Ava--not only unsettles their family, but stirs up the entire town
Summary
A tale inspired by The Great Gatsby is set in the contemporary South and follows the difficulties endured by an extended black family with colliding visions of the American dream
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557196
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watts, Stephanie Powell
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1896-1940
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • African American families
  • Homecoming
  • City and town life
  • North Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
No one is coming to save us, Stephanie Powell Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: HarperCollinsPublishers. 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061464453
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780143789482
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000611011
Label
No one is coming to save us, Stephanie Powell Watts
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: HarperCollinsPublishers. 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061464453
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780143789482
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000611011

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