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Red At The Bone (2019)


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Published: New York : Riverhead Books, 2019
Description:  196 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780525535270, 0525535276,
Language:  English

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Red At The Bone

Red at the Bone is a haunting story full of life detours, longing, desire, class distinctions, missed opportunities, burdens to be carried, love, support, coming-of-age, absenteeism, loss and life. In essence, obstacles thrown in our way. Iris, her daughter Melody, Melody’s father Aubrey, Aubrey’s mother CathyMarie, Grandmother Sabe and Grandfather Po’Boy are the family members that must contend with the ramifications of choices and generational issues.

Each character has chapters from their point of view. This method of layering the story is memorable. We get to know the character and then the next chapter’s character supplies another dimension to the story.

I highly recommend listening to Red at the Bone. Using multiple voice actors conveys such depth to this narrative that it, I think, makes the novel better. At just under 4 hours of listening or 196 pages of reading, author Jacquelyn Woodson has skillfully written a rich, impactful novel.
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