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Publisher Description

Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brightest. Rozelle—beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned—exercises a violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household, whether in domestic service, in the fields, or at “the farmhouse” on the edge of town, where Rozelle beds local men for money.
 
But Tangy Mae has been selected to be part of the first integrated class at a nearby white high school. She has a chance to change her life, but can she break from Rozelle’s grasp without ruinous—even fatal—consequences?

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2004
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
388
Pages
PUBLISHER
Soho Press
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

mRose. ,

Loved it!

This is a great read! A page turner for sure!

Bookclub 10 ,

Darkest child

One of the saddest books I ever read. Insanity, disfunction, miss guided beliefs and morals ran rampant through this world. Sometimes I didn’t believe it could happen or I refused to believe. The writing was moving and painted the characters in colors of hope when ever there was a chance in this very sad story.

France's babyboi ,

Amazing

One of the best books I’ve ever read ! What an amazing well written masterpiece ...