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Those bones are not my child

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Written over a span of twelve years, and edited by Toni Morrison, who calls Those Bones Are Not My Child the author's magnum opus, Bambara's last novel leaves us with an enduring and revelatory chronicle of an American nightmare.In a suspenseful novel of uncommon depth and intensity, Toni Cade Bambara renders a harrowing portrait of a city under siege. Having elected its first black mayor in 1980, Atlanta projected an image of political progressiveness and prosperity. But between September 1979 and June 1981, more than forty black children were kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and brutally murdered throughout "The City Too Busy to Hate." A separated mother of three holding down several jobs, Zala Spencer has managed to survive on the margins of a flourishing economy until she awakens the morning of Sunday, July 20, 1980, to find her teenage son Sonny missing. As the hours turn into days, Zala realizes that Sonny is among the many cases of missing children just beginning to attract national attention. Growing increasingly disillusioned with the authorities, who respond to Sonny's disappearance with cold indifference, Zala and her estranged husband embark on a desperate search. Through the eyes of a family seized by anguish and terror, we watch a city roiling with political, racial, and class tensions.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Pantheon Books
Language
English
Pages
676

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Those Bones Are Not My Child
2021, Penguin Random House
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Those Bones Are Not My Child
2021, Penguin Random House
in English
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Those Bones Are Not My Child
2009, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Those Bones Are Not My Child: A Novel
October 24, 2000, Vintage
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Cover of: Those bones are not my child
Those bones are not my child
1999, Pantheon Books
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Those bones are not my child
1999, Vintage
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Genre
Fiction.

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Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3552.A473 T47 1999

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Pagination
676 p. :
Number of pages
676

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Open Library
OL36057M
Internet Archive
thosebonesarenot00bamb
ISBN 10
0679442618
LCCN
99021534
Library Thing
83920
Goodreads
157965

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