The Resource Ginny Gall : a novel, Charlie Smith, (electronic resource)

Ginny Gall : a novel, Charlie Smith, (electronic resource)

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Ginny Gall : a novel
Title
Ginny Gall
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Smith
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping, eerily resonant epic of race and violence in the Jim Crow South: a lyrical and emotionally devastating masterpiece from Charlie Smith, whom the New York Public Library has said "may be America's most bewitching stylist alive"Delvin Walker is just a boy when his mother flees their home in the Red Row section of Chattanooga, accused of killing a white man. Taken in by Cornelius Oliver, proprietor of the town's leading Negro funeral home, he discovers the art of caring for the aggrieved, the promise of transcendence in the written word, and a rare peace in a hostile world. Yet tragedy visits them near-daily, and after a series of devastating events-a lynching, a church burning-Delvin fears being accused of murdering a local white boy and leaves town.Haunted by his mother's disappearance, Delvin rides the rails, meets fellow travelers, falls in love, and sees an America sliding into the Great Depression. But before his hopes for life and love can be realized, he and a group of other young men are falsely charged with the rape of two white women, and they're shackled to a system of enslavement masquerading as justice. As he is pushed deeper into the darkness of imprisonment, his resolve to escape burns only more brightly, until in a last spasm of flight, in a white heat of terror, he is called to choose his fate.In language both intimate and lyrical, novelist and poet Charlie Smith conjures a fresh and complex portrait of the South of the 1920s and 30s in all its brutal humanity-and the astonishing endurance of one battered young man, his consciousness "an accumulation of breached and disordered living ... hopes packed hard into sprung joints," who lives past and through it all
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Charlie
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3569.M5163
LC item number
G56 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Mirron Willis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Willis, Mirron E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • False imprisonment
  • African Americans
  • False imprisonment
  • Race relations
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
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Label
Ginny Gall : a novel, Charlie Smith, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn939591870
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  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (18 hr., 39 min., 57 sec.))
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unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781504680967
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
14FF1F64-1041-4C3E-93CF-9F183F84455C
System control number
(OCoLC)939591870
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not applicable
Label
Ginny Gall : a novel, Charlie Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn939591870
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (18 hr., 39 min., 57 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504680967
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
14FF1F64-1041-4C3E-93CF-9F183F84455C
System control number
(OCoLC)939591870
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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