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MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON at Books Inc. Berkeley

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton author photo and A Kind of Freedom cover image

Pushcart Prize-nominated writer Margaret Wilkerson Sexton shares her much-buzzed debut novel, A Kind of Freedom. Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society, and when she falls for no-account Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves.

In 1982, Evelyn's daughter, Jackie, is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life.

Jackie's son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm. Fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges, T.C. decides to start over--until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal.

For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
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$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029224
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 15th, 2017