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Absalom's Daughters A Novel

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Absalom's Daughters A Novel by Feldman, Suzanne, 9781627794534
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  • ISBN: 9781627794534 | 1627794530
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/5/2016
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A spellbinding debut about half sisters, one black and one white, on a 1950s road trip through the American South

Self-educated and brown-skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmotherís laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for ďcolored musicĒ and dreams of life as a big city radio star. These teenaged girls are half-sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward fatherís inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes to a road trip together to claim whatís rightly theirs.

In an old junk car, with a frying pan, a ham, and a few dollars hidden in a shoe, they set off through the American Deep South of the 1950s, a bewitchingly beautiful landscape as well as one bedeviled by racial strife and violence. Suzanne Feldman's Absalomís Daughters combines the buddy movie, the coming-of-age tale, and a dash of magical realism to enthrall and move us with an unforgettable, illuminating novel.

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