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Crooked Hallelujah

Ford, Kelli Jo. Book - 2020 Fiction / Ford, Kelli , Adult Book / Fiction / General / Ford, Kelli Jo None on shelf 17 requests on 5 copies Community Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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"It's 1974 in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and fifteen-year-old Justine grows up in a family of tough, complicated, and loyal women, presided over by her mother, Lula, and Granny. After Justine's father abandoned the family, Lula became a devout member of the Holiness Church-a community that Justine at times finds stifling and terrifying. But she does her best as a devoted daughter, until an act of violence sends her on a different path forever. Crooked Hallelujah tells the stories of Justine-a mixed-blood Cherokee woman-and her daughter, Reney, as they move from Eastern Oklahoma's Indian Country in the hopes of starting a new, more stable life in Texas amid the oil bust of the 1980s. However, life in Texas isn't easy, and Reney feels unmoored from her family in Indian Country. Against the vivid backdrop of the Red River, we see their struggle to survive in a world of unreliable men and near-Biblical natural forces like wildfires and tornadoes, intent on stripping away their connections to one another and their very ideas of home. In lush and empathic prose, Kelli Jo Ford depicts what this family of proud, stubborn women sacrifice for those they love, amid larger forces of history, religion, class, and culture. This is a big-hearted and ambitious novel-in-stories of the powerful bonds between mothers and daughters by an exquisite and rare new talent"--Provided by publisher.


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New York, NY : Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


Cherokee women -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma -- Fiction.
Texas -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.