October 1941. Eleven-year-old Ella McGee sits on a bus bound for her Southern hometown. Behind her in Washington, D.C., lie the broken pieces of her parents' love story--a black father drafted, an activist mother of Scotch-Irish and Cherokee descent confronting racist thugs. But Ella's journey is just beginning when she reaches Hopewell County, and her disappearance into the Georgia mountains will unfurl a rich tapestry of family secrets spanning a century. Told in five unforgettable voices, Glow reaches back through the generations, from the eve of World War II to the Blue Ridge frontier of 1836, where slave plantations adjoin the haunted glades of a razed Cherokee Nation. Out of these characters' lives evolves a drama that is at once intimately human and majestic in its power to call upon the great themes of our time--race, identity, and the bonds of family and community. Lushly conceived, cinematically detailed, and epic in historical scope, Glow announces an extraordinary new voice in Southern fiction.
- Paperback | 324 pages
- 137.16 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
- 26 Feb 2013
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
"Full of historical detail and tinged with mysticism . . . Tuccelli's novel brims with the love and fierce loyalty that bind [its] disparate generations together." --Deborah Donovan, "Booklist"
About Jessica Maria Tuccelli
Jessica Maria Tuccelli is a graduate of MIT. She currently resides in New York City. Glow is her first novel.