The travelers : a novel [Book Club Kit #286]
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London ; New York : Hogarth, [2019].
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First edition.
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Book Club Kit #286 includes 12 copies.
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LEAVENWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY  1 available
Book Club Kit #286

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Meet James Samuel Vincent -- an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father's philandering ways. James muddles through a topsy-turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated when Rufus marries Claudia Christie. Claudia's mother -- Agnes Miller Christie -- is a beautiful African American woman who survives a chance encounter on a Georgia road that propels her into a new life in the Bronx. Soon after, her husband, Eddie Christie, is called to duty on an aircraft carrier in Vietnam, where Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead becomes his life anchor as he grapples with mounting racial tensions on the ship and counts the days until he will see Agnes again. These unforgettable characters' lives intersect with a cast of lovers and friends: the unapologetic black lesbian who finds her groove in 1970s Berlin; a moving man stranded in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during a Thanksgiving storm; two half brothers who meet as adults in a crayon factory; and a Coney Island waitress whose Prince Charming is too good to be true. Written with piercing humor, exacting dialogue, and a beautiful sense of place, Regina Porter's debut is both an intimate family portrait and a sweeping exploration of what it means to be American today.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Porter, R. (2019). The travelers: a novel [Book Club Kit #286] (First edition.). Hogarth.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Porter, Regina. 2019. The Travelers: A Novel [Book Club Kit #286]. London ; New York: Hogarth.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Porter, Regina. The Travelers: A Novel [Book Club Kit #286] London ; New York: Hogarth, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Porter, Regina. The Travelers: A Novel [Book Club Kit #286] First edition., Hogarth, 2019.

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