Miss August

Miss August

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In the voice of three characters, Miss August tells the story of two friends growing up in Virginia during a time when Massive Resistance to integration causes public schools to close and private white-only academies to open. It's a portrait of family and cultural dysfunction, and racism in a specific time and place in American history.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 153 x 236 x 11mm | 222g
  • Fort Lee, United States
  • English
  • 1933880627
  • 9781933880624
  • 1,680,760

Review quote

"In intimate, braided lyrics, one of America's premier prose poets delves beneath the surface of a southern childhood in the late 50's and early 1960's with its sweet tea, manicured lawns, and thoroughbred horses to release "a dark scream" of racism and class division. The child-speakers of Miss August grope through strange yet achingly familiar landscapes, coming to grips with gray ghosts and unparsed truths, terrible forgetting and toxic remembering which comprise the tragic legacy of "The War of Northern Aggression." With incisive wit and deep compassion, Nin Andrews demonstrates once again that "the past is never dead, it's not even past." Now more than ever, Miss August is a book we need."--Philip Brady (1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)
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About Nin Andrews

Nin Andrews grew up on a farm in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received her BA from Hamilton College and her MFA from Vermont College. Her poems and stories have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including Agni, Ploughshares, and Best American Poetry. The recipient of two Ohio Arts Council grants, she is the author of many books including The Book of Orgasms, Southern Comfort, and Why God Is a Woman.
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