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Crooked hallelujah, Kelli Jo Ford

Label
Crooked hallelujah
Title
Crooked hallelujah
Statement of responsibility
Kelli Jo Ford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's 1974 in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and fifteen-year-old Justine grows up in a family of tough, complicated, and loyal women, presided over by her mother, Lula, and Granny. After Justine's father abandoned the family, Lula became a devout member of the Holiness Church-a community that Justine at times finds stifling and terrifying. But she does her best as a devoted daughter, until an act of violence sends her on a different path forever. Crooked Hallelujah tells the stories of Justine-a mixed-blood Cherokee woman-and her daughter, Reney, as they move from Eastern Oklahoma's Indian Country in the hopes of starting a new, more stable life in Texas amid the oil bust of the 1980s. However, life in Texas isn't easy, and Reney feels unmoored from her family in Indian Country. Against the vivid backdrop of the Red River, we see their struggle to survive in a world-of unreliable men and near-Biblical natural forces like wildfires and tornadoes-intent on stripping away their connections to one another and their very ideas of home. In lush and empathic prose, Kelli Jo Ford depicts what this family of proud, stubborn women sacrifice for those they love, amid larger forces of history, religion, class, and culture. This is a big-hearted and ambitious novel-in-stories of the powerful bonds between mothers and daughters by an exquisite and rare new talent"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Kelli Jo
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O7393
LC item number
C76 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cherokee women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
  • Texas
Label
Crooked hallelujah, Kelli Jo Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Winner of the Plimpton Prize"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1125354160
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition, First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
vi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780802149121
Lccn
2020026007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1125354160
Label
Crooked hallelujah, Kelli Jo Ford
Publication
Note
"Winner of the Plimpton Prize"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1125354160
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition, First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
vi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780802149121
Lccn
2020026007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1125354160

Library Locations

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