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The Resource Where the line bleeds, by Jesmyn Ward

Where the line bleeds, by Jesmyn Ward

Label
Where the line bleeds
Title
Where the line bleeds
Statement of responsibility
by Jesmyn Ward
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Synopsis: "Joshua and Christophe are twins, raised by a blind grandmother and a large extended family in rural Bois Sauvage, on Mississippi's Gulf Coast. They've just finished high school and need to find jobs, but after Katrina, it's not easy. Joshua gets work on the docks, but Christophe's not so lucky and starts to sell drugs. Christophe's downward spiral is accelerated first by crack, then by the reappearance of the twins' parents: Cille, who left for a better job, and Sandman, a dangerous addict. Sandman taunts Christophe, eventually provoking a shocking confrontation that will ultimately damn or save both twins. Where the Line Bleeds takes place over the course of a single, life-changing summer. It is a delicate and closely observed portrait of fraternal love and strife, of the relentless grind of poverty, of the toll of addiction on a family, and of the bonds that can sustain or torment us. Bois Sauvage, based on Ward's own hometown, is a character in its own right, as stiflingly hot and as rich with history as it is bereft of opportunity. Ward's "lushly descriptive prose...and her prodigious talent and fearless portrayal of a world too often overlooked" (Essence) make this novel an essential addition to her incredible body of work"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Jesmyn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.A7323
LC item number
W47 2018
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Wheeler Publishing large print hardcover
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twins
  • Brothers
  • Gulf Coast (Miss.)
  • Large type books
  • Brothers
  • Large type books
  • Twins
  • Mississippi
Label
Where the line bleeds, by Jesmyn Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035245765
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
445 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432856014
Lccn
2018019198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1000657
  • (OCoLC)1035245765
Label
Where the line bleeds, by Jesmyn Ward
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035245765
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
445 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432856014
Lccn
2018019198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1000657
  • (OCoLC)1035245765

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