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Delicious foods : a novel

James Hannaham author.

First Back Bay Trade Paperback Edition.. 2016

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (PS 3608 .A71573 D45 2016 )()

  • Title:
    Delicious foods : a novel
  • Author: James Hannaham author.
  • Description: Prologue: Little muddy -- Brain-dancing -- Blackbirds -- Conjure -- We named the goat -- Show us the planets -- Your own cord -- Who is delicious? -- Driftwood -- Improvement -- Drunken bum knows -- Eclipse -- Obeah Juju -- Meet Scotty -- Lost years -- Inertia -- Summerton -- Your punishment -- How -- Wrong limes -- Doing nothing -- Plan -- We could get you free -- Gators -- Scotty is surprised -- Summerton revisited -- Chronicle -- Trials -- Almost home -- Daydreaming.
    Darlene, once an exemplary wife and a loving mother to her young son, Eddie, finds herself devastated by the unforeseen death of her husband. Unable to cope with her grief, she turns to drugs, and quickly forms an addiction. One day she disappears without a trace. Unbeknownst to eleven-year-old Eddie, now left behind in a panic-stricken search for her, Darlene has been lured away with false promises of a good job and a rosy life. A shady company named Delicious Foods shuttles her to a remote farm, where she is held captive, performing hard labor in the fields to pay off the supposed debt for her food, lodging, and the constant stream of drugs the farm provides to her and the other unfortunates imprisoned there. In Delicious Foods, James Hannaham tells the gripping story of three unforgettable characters: a mother, her son, and the drug that threatens to destroy them. Through Darlene's haunted struggle to reunite with Eddie, through the efforts of both to triumph over those who would enslave them, and through the irreverent and mischievous voice of the drug that narrates Darlene's travails, Hannaham's daring and shape-shifting prose infuses this harrowing experience with grace and humor. The desperate circumstances that test the unshakeable bond between this mother and son unfold into myth, and Hannaham's treatment of their ordeal spills over with compassion. Along the way we experience a tale at once contemporary and historical that wrestles with timeless questions of love and freedom, forgiveness and redemption, tenacity and the will to survive.
  • Local Note: acq2017enl
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group
  • Format: 367 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780316284936;ISBN 0316284939;ISBN 0316284947;ISBN 9780316284943;ISBN 0316284920;ISBN 9780316284929
  • Subjects: Drug addicts -- Fiction; Forced labor -- Fiction; Mothers and sons -- Fiction; Forced labor; Mothers and sons; Women drug addicts; Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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