A Kind of Freedom

A Kind of Freedom

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Revolving around the city of New Orleans, this "debut spans three generations in a city deeply impacted by segregation, economic inequality, and racial tensions"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint Press, 2017.
Edition: First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781619029224
Characteristics: 230 pages ; 24 cm


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Set in New Orleans and spanning more than sixty years, Sexton’s emotionally-resonant debut tells the story of several generations of an African-American family. It starts in the 1940s with a romance between Evelyn and Renard, who are navigating a relationship despite their class differences. Jack... Read More »

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LPL_KateG Aug 14, 2017

Have zoomed through this fantastic debut. Telling the story of three generations in one family, the author switches back and forth between timelines (1940s, 1980s, 2010s) which may be distracting to readers who prefer a linear narrative. However, I felt that the timelines were well done and enhanced a sense of understanding/perspective for the characters over time. This is an important read that addresses racial macro and microaggressions, systemic racism, and generational poverty. I found it to be incredibly thought-provoking and emotional.


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