- Jacqueline Woodson
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- ISBN-10: 1410494608
- ISBN-13: 9781410494603
- DDC: Fic
- Shipping Weight: .82 lbs ( .37 kgs)
- 244 Pages | Hardcover
- Published/Released December 2016
A New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Indie Next Pick
A National Book Award-winning Author
Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything — until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant — a part of a future that belonged to them.
But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.
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“[Woodson] combines grit and beauty in a series of stunning vignettes, painting a vivid mural of what it was like to grow up African-American in Brooklyn during the 1970s . . . [she] draws on all the senses to trace the milestones in a woman’s life and how her early experiences shaped her identity.”— Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed)
“The novel’s richness defies its slim page count. In her poet’s prose, Woodson not only shows us backward-glancing August attempting to stave off growing up and the pains that betray youth, she also wonders how we dream of a life parallel to the one we’re living.”— Booklist (starred)
“With spare yet poetic writing, this long-awaited adult novel by National Book Award winner Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming) is a series of vignettes narrated by August, shortly after her dad’s funeral and a chance encounter with an old friend.”— Library Journal (starred)
“A stunning achievement from one of the quietly great masters of our time.”— Kirkus Reviews (starred)