The Resource One night in Georgia : a novel, Celeste O. Norfleet

One night in Georgia : a novel, Celeste O. Norfleet

Label
One night in Georgia : a novel
Title
One night in Georgia
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Celeste O. Norfleet
Title variation
1 night in Georgia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in the summer of 1968, a provocative and devastating novel of individual lives caught in the grips of violent history--a timely and poignant story that reverberates with the power of Alice Walker's Meridian and Ntozake Shange's Betsey Browne.At the end of a sweltering summer shaped by the tragic assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy, race riots, political protests, and the birth of Black power, three coeds from New York City--Zelda Livingston, Veronica Cook, and Daphne Brooks--pack into Veronica's new Ford Fairlane convertible, bound for Atlanta and their last year at Spelman College. It is the beginning a journey that will change their lives irrevocably. Unlikely friends from vastly different backgrounds, the trio has been inseparable since freshman year. Zelda, serious and unyielding, the heir of rebellious slaves and freedom riders, sees the world in black versus white. Veronica, the privileged daughter of a refined, wealthy family, strongly believes in integration and racial uplift. Daphne lives with a legacy of loss--when she was five years old, her black mother committed suicide and her white father abandoned her. Because they will be going their separate ways after graduation, Zelda, Veronica, and Daphne intend to make lasting memories on this special trip. Though they are young and carefree, they aren't foolish. Joined by Veronica's family friend Daniel, they rely on the Motorist Green Book to find racially friendly locations for gas, rest, and food. Still, with the sun on their cheeks, the wind in their hair, and Motown on the radio, the girls revel in their freedom. Yet as the miles fly by, taking them closer to the Mason-Dixon line, tension begins to rise and the conversation turns serious when Daphne shares a horrifying secret about her life. When they hit Washington, D.C., the joyous trip turns dark. In Virginia they barely escape a desperate situation when prison guards mistake Daniel for an escapee. Further south they barely make it through a sundown town. When the car breaks down in Georgia they are caught up in a racially hostile situation that leaves a white person dead and one of the girls holding the gun"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Norfleet, Celeste O
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.O735
LC item number
O54 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D.
  • FICTION / African American / Historical
  • FICTION / African American / Romance
  • FICTION / African American / General
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Romance / African American
Label
One night in Georgia : a novel, Celeste O. Norfleet
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780062329899
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018058771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1081338306
  • (OCoLC)on1081338306
  • 2863588
  • 2863588
Label
One night in Georgia : a novel, Celeste O. Norfleet
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780062329899
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018058771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1081338306
  • (OCoLC)on1081338306
  • 2863588
  • 2863588

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