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Author: A J Verdelle
Publisher: London : Women's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A 12-year-old black girl living with a grandmother in rural Virginia is summoned by her mother to Detroit to clean house and cook while the mother has another baby. The girl is bright and becomes the protegee of a schoolteacher, but her efforts to improve herself create conflict with her mother's needs of her as a housekeeper. A first novel.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Verdelle, A.J., 1960-
This rain coming.
London : Women's Press, 1996
(OCoLC)891755742
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Verdelle
ISBN: 0704344939 9780704344938
OCLC Number: 38269045
Notes: Originally published as: The Good Negress. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1995.
Awards: Short-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1997
Description: 298 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Good Negress
Responsibility: A.J. Verdelle.

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A debut novel which tells of a young black girl who becomes a housekeeper in Detroit, and is soon the focus of a magnetic new teacher. She becomes torn between her desire to learn, and the pressures  Read more...

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