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The Resource Augustown : a novel, Kei Miller

Augustown : a novel, Kei Miller

Label
Augustown : a novel
Title
Augustown
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kei Miller
Title variation
August town
Creator
Author
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"--
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562256
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Kei
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9265.9.M553
LC item number
A93 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
940
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Race relations
  • Jamaica
Target audience
adult
Label
Augustown : a novel, Kei Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781101871614
Lccn
2016042414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 957021541
  • (OCoLC)957021541
Label
Augustown : a novel, Kei Miller
Publication
Copyright
Note
"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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781101871614
Lccn
2016042414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 957021541
  • (OCoLC)957021541

Library Locations

    • James City County LibraryBorrow it
      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
    • Williamsburg LibraryBorrow it
      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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