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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library LIN (Text) 33500013299177 New Checked out 12/10/2020
Fosston Public Library LIN (Text) 33500013299185 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393249521
  • ISBN: 0393249522
  • Physical Description: 295 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 295).
Summary, etc.:
"Following three generations in a small southern town, Some Go Home is a searing debut novel of class, race, place, and past. Colleen is an Iraq-war-veteran-turned-Pitchlynn, Mississippi-homemaker, and she works hard to keep her deployment behind her -- until her pregnancy churns up trauma so acute it threatens her husband, her family, and herself. Magnifying her anxiety is the media frenzy surrounding the retrial of Colleen's father-in-law, Hare Hobbs, for a Civil Rights-era murder. As the trial draws nearer, the question of Hare's guilt grows to implicate the town of Pitchlynn itself, echoing even to Chicago and beyond: places where the tensions of class and race -- tied always to land and who can call it their own -- seem as alive now as they were when the murder was committed. As Colleen struggles to sustain herself, and to prepare for the impact of her homeplace on her children, Hare waits in his cell and strikes up a tenuous friendship with Doc, the corrections officer whose life has been forever altered by the crime. And looming just off-radar is an unnamed pilot, a man with information that may shift the trial and its fallout. Twisting together individual and collective history on the land that pulls them apart, Some Go Home is a richly textured, explosive depiction of both the American South, and our larger cultural legacy." -- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    Lindsey follows his superb story collection, We Come to Our Senses (2016), with a debut novel centered around Hare Hobbs, a white eightysomething inmate facing retrial for the 1964 murder of a young Black man. As the trial approaches, the townsfolk of Pitchlynn, Mississippi, brace themselves for the media frenzy. Hare's son, Derby, dodges reporters and takes his mother's last name, even as he accepts a job restoring the antebellum manor where the crime was committed. Derby's wife, Colleen, is equally keen to avoid publicity, while pregnancy and Hare's infamy threaten to expose suppressed memories of her military service in Iraq. Derby's boss, JP, a Chicagoan, takes on the restoration project to spite the townsfolk, especially the wealthy Wallis family, who once owned the estate and fight to reinstate it as Pitchlynn's defining attraction. Hare's case is further complicated by a plane crash and a Black prison guard's curiosity. Spanning decades of class wars and racial tension, Lindsey's novel is nothing short of the South's social history in miniature, a tangled but moving portrait of restoration. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Women veterans > Fiction.
Psychic trauma > Fiction.
Post-traumatic stress disorder > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Trials (Murder) > Mississippi > Fiction.
Mississippi > Fiction.
FICTION / Southern.
FICTION / Sagas.
Trials (Murder)
Veterans.
Mississippi.
Genre: Fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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