The Resource The Turner house, Angela Flournoy

The Turner house, Angela Flournoy

Label
The Turner house
Title
The Turner house
Statement of responsibility
Angela Flournoy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A powerful, timely debut, The Turner House marks a major new contribution to the story of the American family. The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone-and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still stands despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leave her home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a tenth of its mortgage. The Turner children are called home to decide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts haunts-and shapes-their family's future. The Turner House brings us a colorful, complicated brood full of love and pride, sacrifice and unlikely inheritances. It's a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home
Member of
Summary
Learning after a half-century of family life that their house on Detroit's East Side is worth only a fraction of its mortgage, the members of the Turner family gather to reckon with their pasts and decide the house's fate
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10409863
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Flournoy, Angela
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
  • Family life
  • Fate and fatalism
  • City and town life
  • Mother and child
  • Detroit (Mich.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Turner house, Angela Flournoy
Link
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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
MWT12324826
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780544303201
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12324826
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12324826
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Turner house, Angela Flournoy
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
MWT12324826
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780544303201
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12324826
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12324826
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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