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The Resource Delicious foods : a novel, James Hannaham

Delicious foods : a novel, James Hannaham

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Delicious foods : a novel
Title
Delicious foods
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James Hannaham
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Darlene, once an exemplary wife and a loving mother to her young son, Eddie, finds herself devastated by the unforeseen death of her husband. Unable to cope with her grief, she turns to drugs, and quickly forms an addiction. One day she disappears without a trace. Unbeknownst to eleven-year-old Eddie, now left behind in a panic-stricken search for her, Darlene has been lured away with false promises of a good job and a rosy life. A shady company named Delicious Foods shuttles her to a remote farm, where she is held captive, performing hard labor in the fields to pay off the supposed debt for her food, lodging, and the constant stream of drugs the farm provides to her and the other unfortunates imprisoned there. In Delicious Foods, James Hannaham tells the gripping story of three unforgettable characters: a mother, her son, and the drug that threatens to destroy them. Through Darlene's haunted struggle to reunite with Eddie, through the efforts of both to triumph over those who would enslave them, and through the irreverent and mischievous voice of the drug that narrates Darlene's travails, Hannaham's daring and shape-shifting prose infuses this harrowing experience with grace and humor. The desperate circumstances that test the unshakeable bond between this mother and son unfold into myth, and Hannaham's treatment of their ordeal spills over with compassion. Along the way we experience a tale at once contemporary and historical that wrestles with timeless questions of love and freedom, forgiveness and redemption, tenacity and the will to survive" --
Summary
How can you not be immediately intrigued by a novel that opens with a teenage boy driving from Louisiana to Minnesota after both his hands have just been cut off at the wrist? When you read this novel, you're dropped right into a world--darkly funny and audaciously bold. -- Meghan Hall for LibraryReads
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Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2016.
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2016.
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provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10402625
Cataloging source
IEP
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Delicious foods : a novel, James Hannaham
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780316284943
Lccn
2014955137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-adap20150320-038
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn904290569
  • (OCoLC)904290569
  • 341316
Label
Delicious foods : a novel, James Hannaham
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780316284943
Lccn
2014955137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-adap20150320-038
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn904290569
  • (OCoLC)904290569
  • 341316

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      123 East 5th Avenue, Buena Vista, GA, 31803, US
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      3000 Macon Road, Columbus , GA, 31906, US
      32.4772 -84.9441
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