The Resource Kind of Freedom

Kind of Freedom

Label
Kind of Freedom
Title
Kind of Freedom
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society, and when she falls for no-account Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves. In 1982, Evelyn's daughter, Jackie, is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life. Jackie must decide if the promise of her husband is worth the near certainty he'll leave again. Jackie's son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm. Fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges, T.C. decides to start over-until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal. For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history
Member of
Summary
Explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through the story of three generations of an African American family in New Orleans
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2018.
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10574292
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Kind of Freedom
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11901756
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781640090026
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11901756
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11901756
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Kind of Freedom
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11901756
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781640090026
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11901756
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11901756
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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