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The Resource The birds of Opulence, Crystal Wilkinson

The birds of Opulence, Crystal Wilkinson

Label
The birds of Opulence
Title
The birds of Opulence
Statement of responsibility
Crystal Wilkinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Blackberries, Blackberries and Water Street comes an astonishing new novel. A lyrical exploration of love and loss, The Birds of Opulence centers on several generations of women in a bucolic southern black township as they live with and sometimes surrender to madness. The Goode-Brown family, led by matriarch and pillar of the community Minnie Mae, is plagued by old secrets and embarrassment over mental illness and illegitimacy. Meanwhile, single mother Francine Clark is haunted by her dead, lightning-struck husband and forced to fight against both the moral judgment of the community and her own rebellious daughter, Mona. The residents of Opulence struggle with vexing relationships to the land, to one another, and to their own sexuality. As the members of the youngest generation watch their mothers and grandmothers pass away, they live with the fear of going mad themselves and must fight to survive. Crystal Wilkinson offers up Opulence and its people in lush, poetic detail. It is a world of magic, conjuring, signs, and spells, but also of harsh realities that only love?and love that's handed down?can conquer. At once tragic and hopeful, this captivating novel is a story about another time, rendered for our own
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N$T
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Wilkinson, Crystal
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • African American families
  • City and town life
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • African American families
  • City and town life
Label
The birds of Opulence, Crystal Wilkinson
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FrontCover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; 1962; The Known Bird. Yolanda; Sky. Blood. Bone. Breath. Lucy; Little Bird. Francine; 1963; Summer Birds. Touch. The Visitors. Francine; 1972; Wild Birds on Easter Sunday. Mona; Girls. Ducks. No Stars in the Sky. Mona & Yolanda; 1974; A Rock. A Stick. A Hummingbird. Mona & Yolanda; 1976; Warming of Old Bones. New Ways. That Hurting Place. Minnie Mae; The Prodigal Uncles. The Conk Story. The Red Heat of Memory. The Goodes & The Browns; Dinner on the Grounds.; The Homeplace.; 1977; That One Thing Her Mother Warned Her About. Mona
  • 1978The Birthday Dinner. First Sign. Mona; Flapping Wings. Nightjar. The Story of a Scar. Mona & Yolanda; The Kitchen Ghosts. The Goode Women (Yolanda, Tookie, Minnie Mae); 1979; The Crow in the House. Tookie; 1980; Spooining Tomatoes. Long Night. Accustomed to Death. Mona; Blest Be the Tie That Binds.; Need Is a Four-Letter Word. Mona; 1994; Girls Everywhere. Kee Kee; 1995; A Bird in the Darkness. A Cluster of Lonely Stars. Mona; Little Fish. Lucy; The Kitchen Ghosts. Joe; Acknowledgments; Series/Kentucky Voices
Control code
ocn933525190
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813166926
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780813166919
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1982x9k
  • 9f4b8959-1d72-439e-a0e2-57b8795829cb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933525190
Label
The birds of Opulence, Crystal Wilkinson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FrontCover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; 1962; The Known Bird. Yolanda; Sky. Blood. Bone. Breath. Lucy; Little Bird. Francine; 1963; Summer Birds. Touch. The Visitors. Francine; 1972; Wild Birds on Easter Sunday. Mona; Girls. Ducks. No Stars in the Sky. Mona & Yolanda; 1974; A Rock. A Stick. A Hummingbird. Mona & Yolanda; 1976; Warming of Old Bones. New Ways. That Hurting Place. Minnie Mae; The Prodigal Uncles. The Conk Story. The Red Heat of Memory. The Goodes & The Browns; Dinner on the Grounds.; The Homeplace.; 1977; That One Thing Her Mother Warned Her About. Mona
  • 1978The Birthday Dinner. First Sign. Mona; Flapping Wings. Nightjar. The Story of a Scar. Mona & Yolanda; The Kitchen Ghosts. The Goode Women (Yolanda, Tookie, Minnie Mae); 1979; The Crow in the House. Tookie; 1980; Spooining Tomatoes. Long Night. Accustomed to Death. Mona; Blest Be the Tie That Binds.; Need Is a Four-Letter Word. Mona; 1994; Girls Everywhere. Kee Kee; 1995; A Bird in the Darkness. A Cluster of Lonely Stars. Mona; Little Fish. Lucy; The Kitchen Ghosts. Joe; Acknowledgments; Series/Kentucky Voices
Control code
ocn933525190
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813166926
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780813166919
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1982x9k
  • 9f4b8959-1d72-439e-a0e2-57b8795829cb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933525190

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