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The Resource We cast a shadow : a novel, Maurice Carlos Ruffin

We cast a shadow : a novel, Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Label
We cast a shadow : a novel
Title
We cast a shadow
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Carlos Ruffin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a near-future Southern city, everyone is talking about a new experimental medical procedure that boasts unprecedented success rates. In a society plagued by racism, segregation, and private prisons, this operation saves lives with a controversial method--by turning people white. Like any father, our unnamed narrator just wants the best for his son Nigel, a biracial boy whose black birthmark is getting bigger by the day. But in order to afford Nigel's whiteness operation, our narrator must make partner as one of the few black associates at his law firm, jumping through a series of increasingly absurd hoops--from diversity committees to plantation tours to equality activist groups--in a tragicomic quest to protect his son. This electrifying, suspenseful novel is, at once, a razor-sharp satire of surviving racism in America and a profoundly moving family story. In the tradition of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, We Cast a Shadow fearlessly shines a light on the violence we inherit, and on the desperate things we do for the ones we love"--
Summary
In a near-future South where an increasing number of people with dark skin endure cosmetic procedures to pass as white, a father embarks on an obsessive quest to protect his son, who bears a dark, spreading birthmark
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
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10748865
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Ruffin, Maurice Carlos
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.U4338
LC item number
W4 2019eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Fathers and sons
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Racism
  • Dystopias
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
We cast a shadow : a novel, Maurice Carlos Ruffin
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8E11208F-4698-45F5-9589-418631711140
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (324 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525509080
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8E11208F-4698-45F5-9589-418631711140
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1083669929
  • (OCoLC)on1083669929
Label
We cast a shadow : a novel, Maurice Carlos Ruffin
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8E11208F-4698-45F5-9589-418631711140
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (324 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525509080
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8E11208F-4698-45F5-9589-418631711140
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1083669929
  • (OCoLC)on1083669929

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