Leaving Atlanta

From the author of the Oprah's Book Club Selection An American Marriage, here is a beautifully evocative novel that proves why Tayari Jones is "one of the most important voices of her generation" (Essence).
It was the end of summer, a summer during the two-year nightmare in which Atlanta's African-American children were vanishing and twenty-nine would be found murdered by 1982. Here fifth-grade classmates Tasha Baxter, Rodney Green, and Octavia Harrison will discover back-to-school means facing everyday challenges in a new world of safety lessons, terrified parents, and constant fear.
The moving story of their struggle to grow up-and survive- shimmers with the piercing, ineffable quality of childhood, as it captures all the hurts and little wins, the all-too-sudden changes, and the merciless, outside forces that can sweep the young into adulthood and forever shape their lives.
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    • ISBN-13
      9780446690898
    • Weight
      0.5 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      0446690899
    • Item #
      56628
  • Category
    Adult Fiction
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Serial Murders
  • Awards
    Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award Winner 2003
  • Author
    Jones, Tayari
  • Dewey
    Fiction
  • Publisher
    MPS (Macmillan Pub Services)
  • Publication Date
    8/1/2003
  • Pages
    255
  • Dimensions
    0.8 H × 8 L × 5.2 W
  • Case Qty
    20

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