The Twelve-Mile Straight

The Twelve-Mile Straight

Book - 2017 | First edition
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When a Depression-era girl gives birth to twins including one that is dark skinned, a black man is murdered amid allegations of rape, an act that reverberates throughout the plantation and forces the young mother to raise her children in an environment fraught with precarious lies.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062422088
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 543 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 12 Mile Straight


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Set in Georgia in 1931, Henderson’s novel offers tangled family histories, rape, lynching and a searching portrait of racial and economic inequality.

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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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