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Title:
The yellow house
ISBN:
9780802125088
Edition:
1st Grove Atlantic ed.
Physical Description:
376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents:
The world before me. Amelia "Lolo" ; Joseph, Elaine, and Ivory ; Webb ; Simon Broom ; Short end, long street ; Betsy ; The crown -- The grieving house. Hiding places ; Origins ; The grieving house ; Map of my world ; Four eyes ; Elsewheres ; Interiors ; Tongues ; Distances ; 1999 -- Water. Run ; Survive ; Settle ; Bury ; Trace ; Erase ; Forget ; Perdido -- Do you know what it means? Investigations. Sojourner ; Saint Rose ; Saint Peter ; McCoy ; Photo op ; Investigations ; Phantoms ; Dark night, Wilson ; Cutting grass -- After.
Summary:
Sarah M. Broom's [memoir] The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America's most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother's struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. --
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