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Author: A S King
Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"You'll find a lot underground if you keep digging." The Shoveler, The Freak, CanIHelpYou?, Loretta the Flea Circus Ring Mistress, and First Class Malcolm. These are the five teenagers lost in the Hemmings family's maze of tangled secrets. Only a generation removed from being Pennsylvania potato farmers, Gottfried and Marla Hemmings managed to trade digging spuds for developing subdivisions and now sit atop of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
Young Adult fiction
Contemporary realistic fiction
Novels
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A S King
ISBN: 9781101994917 1101994916
OCLC Number: 1037883891
Awards: Michael L. Printz award, 2020
Description: 392 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by A.S. King.

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"You'll find a lot underground if you keep digging." The Shoveler, The Freak, CanIHelpYou?, Loretta the Flea Circus Ring Mistress, and First Class Malcolm. These are the five teenagers lost in the Hemmings family's maze of tangled secrets. Only a generation removed from being Pennsylvania potato farmers, Gottfried and Marla Hemmings managed to trade digging spuds for developing subdivisions and now sit atop of million-dollar bank account - wealth they've declined to pass on to their adult children or their teenage grandchildren. "Because we want them to thrive," Marla always says. What does thriving look like? Like carrying a snow shovel everywhere. Like selling weed at the Arby's Drive-Thru window. Like first-class tickets to Jamaica between cancer treatments. Like a flea circus in a trailer park. Like the GPS coordinates to a mound of dirt in a New Jersey forest. As the rot just beneath the surface of the Hemmings' suburban respectability begins to spread, the estranged grandchildren gradually find their ways back to one another, just in time to uncover the terrible cost of maintaining the family name. With her inimitable surrealism, A.S. King explores how a toxic culture of polite, affluent white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation has a shot at digging its way out. --

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Winner of the 2020 Michael L. Printz MedalA Finalist for the 2020 Los Angeles Times Book Prize"A.S. King challenges readers from the first page to the last. Dig will make you question the confines of Read more...

 
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