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Bluebird, bluebird : a novel

Author: Attica Locke
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Noir fiction
Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Attica Locke
ISBN: 9780316363297 0316363294
OCLC Number: 972606541
Notes: "September 2017"--Title page verso.
Description: 307 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Attica Locke.

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When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America.

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