The Gettin' Place

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Hyperion, Jun 27, 1996 - Fiction - 496 pages
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In the third novel by the author of Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights, the Thompson clan tries to deal with the chaos after their family patriarch finds the burning bodies of two white women on his property and is then accidentally gunned down by police. Tour.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An ambitious and engrossing portrayal of a black family under siege in white America, by the accomplished young author of the short-story sequence Aquaboogie (1990) and the novel I Been in Sorrow's ... Read full review

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In Straight's third novel set in fictional Rio Seco, California (following I Been to Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots, LJ 4/15/94, and Blacker Than a Thousand Nights, Hyperion, 1994), five ... Read full review

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Novelist and short story writer Susan Straight graduated from Amherst College in 1984. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of California in Riverside. Aquaboogie, her first collection of short stories, won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize and was one of Publishers Weekly's best paperbacks (1990). I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots was named one of 1992's best novels by both Publishers Weekly and USA Today. It was also a New York Times Notable Book.

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