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The Resource Rails under my back : a novel, Jeffery Renard Allen

Rails under my back : a novel, Jeffery Renard Allen

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Rails under my back : a novel
Title
Rails under my back
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jeffery Renard Allen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rails Under My Back is an epic that tracks the interwoven lives of two brothers, Lucius and John Jones, who are married to two sisters, Gracie and Sheila McShan. For them, their parents, and their children, life is always full of departures; someone is always fleeing town and leaving the remaining family to suffer the often dramatic, sometimes tragic consequences. The multiple effects of the comings and goings are devastating: These are the almost mythic expression of the African American experience in the half century that followed the Second World War. The story ranges, as the characters do, from the city, which is somewhat like both New York and Chicago, to Memphis, to the West, and to many "inner" and "outer" locales. Rails Under My Back is a multifaceted, brilliantly colored, intensely musical novel that pulses with urgency and originality.--Back cover
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1962-
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Allen, Jeffery Renard
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
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Johnson, Charles
Series statement
Black Writers Collection
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  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Black Writers Collection
Label
Rails under my back : a novel, Jeffery Renard Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 563 pages
Isbn
9781555977238
Lccn
2015939977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898419569
Label
Rails under my back : a novel, Jeffery Renard Allen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 563 pages
Isbn
9781555977238
Lccn
2015939977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898419569

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