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Them: A Novel
Them A Novel
Author: Nathan McCall
Barlowe, a single, African American in his forties, shares a ramshackle house with his nephew in an Atlanta neighborhood, the old Fourth Ward, known both as the center of the civil rights movement and for its main street, Auburn Avenue, once the richest Negro street in the world. Barlowe works as a printer and passes the time reading books from ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781433206443
ISBN-10: 1433206447
Publication Date: 11/7/2007
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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As someone who is born and raised inner-city, reading a fictional story about gentrification was hard for me at times. Some parts hit close to home, others I kind of rolled my eyes at the outrageousness of certain scenarios. Nonetheless, I have always enjoyed Nathan McCall as a story-teller. I wouldn't reference this story as a way of saying that this is typically how neighborhoods become integrated, but it was a good story of what happened to these particular people.
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