The Yellow House A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner)
- ISBN: 9780802146540
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- Publisher: [S.l.] : Grove Atlantic, 2019.
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|Summary, etc.:||A NEW YORK TIMESIn 1961, Sarah M. Broomâs mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plantâthe postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarahâs father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarahâs birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Maeâs thirteenth and most unruly child. A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broomâs The Yellow HouseThe Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power.|
Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Grove Atlantic 2019 Available via World Wide Web.
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|Subject:||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|Personal Memoirs|
HISTORY|United States|State & Local|South|
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