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Augustown, Kei Miller

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Augustown
Title
Augustown
Statement of responsibility
Kei Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the wake of Marlon James's Man Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, Augustown--set in the backlands of Jamaica--is a magical and haunting novel of one woman's struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth. Ma Taffy may be blind but she sees everything. So when her great-nephew Kaia comes home from school in tears, what she senses sends a deep fear running through her. While they wait for his mama to come home from work, Ma Taffy recalls the story of the flying preacherman and a great thing that did not happen. A poor suburban sprawl in the Jamaican heartland, Augustown is a place where many things that should happen don't, and plenty of things that shouldn't happen do. For the story of Kaia leads back to another momentous day in Jamaican history, the birth of the Rastafari and the desire for a better life"--
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Title
Augustown
Creator
Summary
Possessing strong intuitive powers in spite of being unable to see, Ma Taffy comforts her stricken great-nephew while recalling a fantastical story with ties to Jamaican history, the birth of the Rastafari and the human drive for a better life
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10562256
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9265.9.M553
LC item number
A93 2016
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940
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
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Kei Miller
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August town
Augustown, Kei Miller
Label
Augustown, Kei Miller
Publication
Note
  • "A novel"--Book jacket
  • "Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group Ltd., London, a Hachette UK Company, in 2016"--Title page verso
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ocn957021541
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First American edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781101871614
Lccn
2016042414

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