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    Eleanor Henderson discusses her novel The Twelve-Mile Straight

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    When:
    Sep 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    2017-09-13T19:00:00-04:00
    2017-09-13T20:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Flyleaf Books
    752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    USA
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    919-942-7373

    Acclaimed author Eleanor Henderson has returned with a novel that combines the intimacy of a family drama with the staggering presence of a great Southern saga— an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition. Cotton County, Georgia, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies-one light-skinned, the other dark-are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper’s daughter. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis, The Twelve-Mile Straight is a startlingly timely, emotionally resonant, and magnificent tour de force.

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