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Author: Regina Porter
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Meet James Samuel Vincent - an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father's philandering ways. James muddles through a topsy-turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated when Rufus marries Claudia Christie. Claudia's mother - Agnes Miller Christie - is a beautiful African American woman who survives a chance encounter on a Georgia road  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Regina Porter
ISBN: 9781787331013 1787331016 9781787331006 1787331008
OCLC Number: 1107694816
Description: 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Regina Porter.

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An astonishing debut novel that bears witness to the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War and the first term of Obama's presidency, The Travelers is both an intimate family portrait and a searing  Read more...

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"An astoundingly audacious debut." * Oprah Magazine * "Regina Porter's sprawling, sparkling debut novel... is an exhilarating ride. Porter is a wickedly astute chronicler of human foibles. In her Read more...

 
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