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Rattlebone

Author: Maxine Clair
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A dozen stories on the black Midwest of the 1950s. It was a time when towns could count their white folks on one hand, the years before the civil rights movement came along and changed everything. The story is told in perfectly cadenced vernacular by Rattlebone's colorful citizens, a black community on the outskirts of Kansas City, Kansas. By the author of Dogeaters.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxine Clair
ISBN: 0374247161 9780374247164
OCLC Number: 29595238
Description: 213 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: October Brown --
Lemonade --
Water seeks its own level --
Cherry bomb --
The roomers --
A most serene girl --
The great war --
Secret love --
The creation --
A Sunday kind of love --
The last day of school
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A dozen stories on the black Midwest of the 1950s. It was a time when towns could count their white folks on one hand, the years before the civil rights movement came along and changed everything. The story is told in perfectly cadenced vernacular by Rattlebone's colorful citizens, a black community on the outskirts of Kansas City, Kansas. By the author of Dogeaters.

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