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The Resource Grand River and joy, Susan Messer

Grand River and joy, Susan Messer

Label
Grand River and joy
Title
Grand River and joy
Statement of responsibility
Susan Messer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Halloween morning 1966, Harry Levine arrives at his wholesale shoe warehouse to find an ethnic slur soaped on the front window. As he scavenges around the sprawling warehouse basement, looking for the supplies he needs to clean the window, he makes more unsettling discoveries: a stash of Black Power literature; marijuana; a new phone line running off his own; and a makeshift living room, arranged by Alvin, the teenaged tenant who lives with his father, Curtis, above the warehouse. Accustomed to sloughing off fears about Detroit's troubled inner-city neighborhood, Harry dismisses the soaped window as a Halloween prank and gradually dismantles "Alvin's lounge" in a silent conversation with the teenaged tenant. Still, these events and discoveries draw him more deeply into the frustrations and fissures permeating his city in the months leading up to the Detroit riots."
  • "Grand River and Joy, named after a landmark intersection in Detroit, follows Harry through the intersections of his life and the history of his city. It's a work of fiction set in a world that is anything but fictional, a novel about the intersections between races, classes, and religions exploding in the long, hot summers of Detroit in the 1960s. Grand River and Joy is a powerful and moving exploration of one of the most difficult chapters of Michigan history."--Jacket
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Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.E7893
LC item number
G73 2009
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Sweetwater fiction. Originals
Label
Grand River and joy, Susan Messer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Signed by author on title page.
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
302414625
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
230 p.
Isbn
9780472116997
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009004568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)302414625
Label
Grand River and joy, Susan Messer
Publication
Note
Signed by author on title page.
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
302414625
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
230 p.
Isbn
9780472116997
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009004568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)302414625

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