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The Resource The Undertaker's Assistant

The Undertaker's Assistant

Label
The Undertaker's Assistant
Title
The Undertaker's Assistant
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Skenandore
Title variation
undertakers assistant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set during Reconstruction-era New Orleans, and with an extraordinary and unforgettable heroine at its heart, The Undertaker’s Assistant is a powerful story of human resilience—and of the unlikely bonds that hold fast even in our darkest moments. “The dead can’t hurt you. Only the living can.” Effie Jones, a former slave who escaped to the Union side as a child, knows the truth of her words. Taken in by an army surgeon and his wife during the War, she learned to read and write, to tolerate the sight of blood and broken bodies—and to forget what is too painful to bear. Now a young freedwoman, she has returned south to New Orleans and earns her living as an embalmer, her steady hand and skillful incisions compensating for her white employer’s shortcomings. Tall and serious, Effie keeps her distance from the other girls in her boarding house, holding tight to the satisfaction she finds in her work. But despite her reticence, two encounters—with a charismatic state legislator named Samson Greene, and a beautiful young Creole, Adeline—introduce her to new worlds of protests and activism, of soirees and social ambition. Effie decides to seek out the past she has blocked from her memory and try to trace her kin. As her hopes are tested by betrayal, and New Orleans grapples with violence and growing racial turmoil, Effie faces loss and heartache, but also a chance to finally find her place . .
Summary
Set during Reconstruction-era New Orleans, and with an extraordinary and unforgettable heroine at its heart, The Undertaker’s Assistant is a powerful story of human resilience—and of the unlikely bonds that hold fast even in our darkest moments
Tone
Writing style
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10799366
Cataloging source
BT
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Amanda Skenandore
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
The Undertaker's Assistant
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010466
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781496713698
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Undertaker's Assistant
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010466
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781496713698
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
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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