The Twelve-mile Straight

The Twelve-mile Straight

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Cotton County, Georgia, 1930. In a house full of secrets, two babies - one light-skinned, the other dark - are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper's daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck. In the aftermath, the farm's inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fractured. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis, this is a startlingly timely, emotionally resonant, and magnificent tour de force.
Publisher: New York, New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780062422088
Characteristics: 543 pages ;,24 cm.

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ellenmargaret1953
Mar 03, 2019

Two babies, one Black, one White born to dirt poor moms in a household of trouble. Read about the Gemini twins whose mothers work as sister moms to survive in a rural town full of bias and rare hope. Elma and Nan barely survive and must scheme to live with Juke. Is there a way out?

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