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The Twelve-Mile Straight

Henderson, Eleanor2017
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Cotton County, Georgia, 1930. Two babies-- one light-skinned, the other dark-- are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper's daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town. Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can, under the roof of her mercurial father, Juke, and with the help of Nan, the young black housekeeper. But the ties that bind all of them together are more intricate than any could have ever imagined, and a web of lies begins to collapse around the family.
Main title:
The Twelve-Mile Straight / Eleanor Henderson.
Author:
Imprint:
London : 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.©2017
Collation:
543 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9780008158699 (paperback)9780008158682 (hardback)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
BRN:
344904
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralHENDAvailable
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