The Twelve-Mile Straight

The Twelve-Mile Straight

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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
0062422081
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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