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The undertaker's assistant, Amanda Skenandore

Label
The undertaker's assistant
Title
The undertaker's assistant
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Skenandore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
“The dead can<U+2019>t hurt you. Only the living can.” Effie Jones, a former slave who escaped to the Union side as a child, knows the truth of her words. Taken in by an army surgeon and his wife during the War, she learned to read and write, to tolerate the sight of blood and broken bodies<U+2014>and to forget what is too painful to bear. Now a young freedwoman, she has returned south to New Orleans and earns her living as an embalmer, her steady hand and skillful incisions compensating for her white employer<U+2019>s shortcomings. Tall and serious, Effie keeps her distance from the other girls in her boarding house, holding tight to the satisfaction she finds in her work. But despite her reticence, two encounters<U+2014>with a charismatic state legislator named Samson Greene, and a beautiful young Creole, Adeline<U+2014>introduce her to new worlds of protests and activism, of soirees and social ambition. Effie decides to seek out the past she has blocked from her memory and try to trace her kin. As her hopes are tested by betrayal, and New Orleans grapples with violence and growing racial turmoil, Effie faces loss and heartache, but also a chance to finally find her place . .
Cataloging source
IMmBT
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Skenandore, Amanda
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Undertakers and undertaking
  • Embalming
  • Freedmen
  • Race relations
  • New Orleans (La.)
Label
The undertaker's assistant, Amanda Skenandore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781496713681
Lccn
bl2019021489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • bl2019021489
  • 680304
Label
The undertaker's assistant, Amanda Skenandore
Publication
Note
Includes a reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781496713681
Lccn
bl2019021489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • bl2019021489
  • 680304

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