Title: Where the Line Bleeds
Publisher: Agate Pub Inc, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Scarce unread copy of 2011 National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward's first novel. Ward's second novel, Salvage the Bones, won the award. This is a first edition, first printing. This book was only opened for signature by author. The first print run was small - first printing is rare. This book is new and received directly from the publisher.Any slight bumps (if any) occurred during shipment from the publisher.This book was issued in soft cover only. This is a true collector's item. It was signed by the author in my presence. The book will be carefully wrapped and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 000246
Synopsis: Joshua and Christophe are twins, raised by a blind grandmother and a large extended family in a rural town on Mississippi's Gulf Coast. They've just finished high school and need to find jobs, but in a failing post-Katrina economy, it's not easy. Joshua gets work on the docks, but Christophe's not so lucky. Desperate to alleviate the family's poverty, he starts to sell drugs. He can hide it from his grandmother but not his twin, and the two grow increasingly estranged. Christophe's downward spiral is accelerated first by crack, then by the reappearance of the twins' parents: Cille, who abandoned them, and Sandman, a creepy, predatory addict. Sandman taunts Christophe, eventually provoking a shocking confrontation that will ultimately damn or save both twins. Ward inhabits these characters, and this world -- black Creole, poor, and drug-riddled, yet shored by family and community-- to a rare degree, without a trace of irony or distance.
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