If I survive you
Large Print Book

If I survive you

By Escoffery, Jonathan, author.

Genre Linked stories.

Published 2022 by Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, Maine

ISBN 9798885783835

Bib Id 2558783

Edition Large Print edition.

Description 365 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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03771cam a22005178i 4500
LCCN
2022-031440
ISBN
9798885783835 large print) $34.00
Call #
LG-PRINT Escoffery
Title
If I survive you
Edition
Large Print edition.
Publication Information
2022 by Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, Maine :
Description
365 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Summary
"A major debut, blazing with style and heart, that follows a Jamaican family striving for more in Miami, and introduces a generational storyteller. In the 1970s, Topper and Sanya flee to Miami as political violence consumes their native Kingston. But America, as the couple and their two children learn, is far from the promised land. Excluded from society as Black immigrants, the family pushes on through Hurricane Andrew and later the 2008 recession, living in a house so cursed that the pet fish launches itself out of its own tank rather than stay. But even as things fall apart, the family remains motivated, often to its own detriment, by what their younger son, Trelawny, calls "the exquisite, racking compulsion to survive." Masterfully constructed with heart and humor, the linked stories in Jonathan Escoffery's If I Survive You center on Trelawny as he struggles to carve out a place for himself amid financial disaster, racism, and flat-out bad luck. After a fight with Topper--himself reckoning with his failures as a parent and his longing for Jamaica--Trelawny claws his way out of homelessness through a series of odd, often hilarious jobs. Meanwhile, his brother, Delano, attempts a disastrous cash grab to get his kids back, and his cousin, Cukie, looks for a father who doesn't want to be found. As each character searches for a foothold, they never forget the profound danger of climbing without a safety net. Pulsing with vibrant lyricism and inimitable style, sly commentary and contagious laughter, Escoffery's debut unravels what it means to be in between homes and cultures in a world at the mercy of capitalism and whiteness. With If I Survive You, Escoffery announces himself as a prodigious storyteller in a class of his own, a chronicler of American life at its most gruesome and hopeful"--
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Linked stories.
Novels.
Linked stories.
Novels.
Large type books

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