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Grits Grace

Dara Harper

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ISBN 10: 1453603344 / ISBN 13: 9781453603345
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188 pages. EXCERPT: Since Aunt Mickie had moved to Detroit four years ago, shed sent us eighteen pictures of herself standing next to buildings tall enough to eavesdrop on clouds. Mama looked at them so often that she smudged them with her sweaty fingers and bent their corners. One day, Mama was holding one of the photos and she said, Seems like Mickie got a different smile since she left Georgia. I stood over Mamas shoulder, staring at the picture. Aunt Mickie was dressed in a white coat and even though the picture was taken from a distance, I could still see the black hole in the front of her mouth where a tooth should have been. Same Aunt Mickie. Same smile. But Mama saw something I couldnt see and she kept on looking, as if she wished for that same smile. At the train station, I wanted to ask again why we were leaving town. But I swallowed my curiosity along with some spit because children were supposed to be seen and not heard. Even though I had the body of a woman, I was still considered a child. The three of us boarded the Colored Section of the train bound for Detroit. BOOK DESCRIPTION: The follow-up novel from Off-Broadway playwright and award-winning filmmaker, Dara Harper is set in the authors hometown, Detroit, Michigan. This coming of age story follows 15-year-old Natalie Tillmans journey from Thomasville, Georgia to the Motor City in 1959. She and her parents move into a crowded west side flat with six other family members. Natalie struggles to adjust to life in the north, busy streets, integrated schools, beautiful cars, flirtatious men and freezing weather. The house overflows with food, laughter and music. But theres also abuse, alcoholism and painful secrets. When the unthinkable happens, Natalie is forced into adulthood. Her tale reveals the consequences of honesty and the burden of heroism. LITERARY WORKS BY DARA HARPER: Grits and Grace (Novel)Magic In Moon Time (Novel)Passing (Play)Shades Of War (Play) This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. N° de ref. de la librería 9781453603345

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Título: Grits Grace

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:New

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EXCERPT:
Since Aunt Mickie had moved to Detroit four years ago, she'd sent us eighteen pictures of herself standing next to buildings tall enough to eavesdrop on clouds. Mama looked at them so often that she smudged them with her sweaty fingers and bent their corners. One day, Mama was holding one of the photos and she said, "Seems like Mickie got a different smile since she left Georgia."

I stood over Mama's shoulder, staring at the picture. Aunt Mickie was dressed in a white coat and even though the picture was taken from a distance, I could still see the black hole in the front of her mouth where a tooth should have been. Same Aunt Mickie. Same smile. But Mama saw something I couldn't see and she kept on looking, as if she wished for that same smile.

At the train station, I wanted to ask again why we were leaving town. But I swallowed my curiosity along with some spit because children were supposed to be seen and not heard. Even though I had the body of a woman, I was still considered a child. The three of us boarded the Colored Section of the train bound for Detroit.


BOOK DESCRIPTION:
The follow-up novel from Off-Broadway playwright and award-winning filmmaker, Dara Harper is set in the author's hometown, Detroit, Michigan. This coming of age story follows 15-year-old Natalie Tillman's journey from Thomasville, Georgia to the Motor City in 1959. She and her parents move into a crowded west side flat with six other family members.

Natalie struggles to adjust to life in the north, busy streets, integrated schools, beautiful cars, flirtatious men and freezing weather. The house overflows with food, laughter and music. But there's also abuse, alcoholism and painful secrets. When the unthinkable happens, Natalie is forced into adulthood. Her tale reveals the consequences of honesty and the burden of heroism.

LITERARY WORKS BY DARA HARPER:


Grits & Grace (Novel)

Magic In Moon Time (Novel)

Passing (Play)

Shades Of War (Play)

About the Author:

Dara Harper was born in Detroit, MI and developed a passion for storytelling at an early age. She is a novelist, Off-Broadway playwright, journalist, artist and award-winning filmmaker. She graduated from the International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago, IL. She won the Best African American Filmmaker Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival for her short film, "la Revolution." While residing in New York City, she was accepted into the Harlem Writer's Guild and the Amsterdam Writer's Group. 

Her feature film, "Sweeter Without Sugar" was an official selection at the African American Women In Cinema Film Festival. Her debut play, "Passing" had a sold-out run Off-Broadway and was nominated for an AUDELCO Award. Her follow-up play, "Shades Of War" was selected at as a top pick in the "Village Voice" and "Time Out New York." She is the author of two novels, "Magic In Moon Time" and "Grits & Grace" and "The Justice Women."

Please visit darawrites.com for more info on her upcoming projects.

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