Wheelers Books
Red at the Bone: A Novel

Red at the Bone: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, International edition)

By woodson, Jacqueline

  • RRP: $36.99
  • $28.02
  • Save $8.97
  • In Stock US

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off. -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic An exquisite tale of family legacy....The power and poet...ry of Woodson's writing conjures up Toni Morrison. - People In less than 200 sparsely filled pages, this book manages to encompass issues of class, education, ambition, racial prejudice, sexual desire and orientation, identity, mother-daughter relationships, parenthood and loss....With Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson has indeed risen - even further into the ranks of great literature. - NPR This poignant tale of choices and their aftermath, history and legacy, will resonate with mothers and daughters. -Tayari Jones, bestselling author of AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, in O Magazine An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson's taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place. Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they've paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives--even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.
Read more

ISBN 9780593086414
Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, International edition
Alternate Format(s) View All (3 other possible title(s) available)
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780593086414
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Riverhead Books,U.S.
Released 17 Sep 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, International edition
 › 3 other possible formats available
Edition International edition
Author(s) By woodson, Jacqueline
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 238g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade