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Grand River and joy

Author: Susan Messer
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2009.
Series: Sweetwater fiction., Originals.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Fiction : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Halloween morning 1966, Harry Levine arrives at his wholesale shoe warehouse to find an ethnic slur soaped on the front window. As he scavenges around the sprawling warehouse basement, looking for the supplies he needs to clean the window, he makes more unsettling discoveries: a stash of Black Power literature; marijuana; a new phone line running off his own; and a makeshift living room, arranged by Alvin, the
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Messer
ISBN: 9780472116997 0472116991
OCLC Number: 302414625
Description: 230 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Sweetwater fiction., Originals.
Responsibility: Susan Messer.

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Harry Levine, the owner of a wholesale shoe business in an inner-city Detroit neighborhood, has a front-row seat to the collapse of his city. Of course, like the rest of us, he can't see the  Read more...

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"With unsparing candor, Susan Messer thrusts us into a time when racial tensions sundered friends and neighbors and turned families upside down. The confrontations in Grand River and Joy are complex, Read more...

 
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