Another Brooklyn (Paperback)

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Set in 1870s Brooklyn, Woodson's exploration of four young black girls from childhood to womanhood reads like a long jazz set feels. The novel is immersive and contemplative, told in beautifully crafted prose, but much like good jazz, there is something unsettling, restless and painful bubbling just underneath the surface.

— From Maggie


A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award

New York Times Bestseller

A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything--until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant--a part of a future that belonged to them.

But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.

Like Louise Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood--the promise and peril of growing up--and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062359995
ISBN-10: 0062359991
Publisher: Amistad Press
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Pages: 192
Language: English