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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library F HUBBARD (Text) 39493110012442 Adult New Fiction Available -
Hudson (Fontana) F HUBBARD (Text) 39493109872608 Adult New Fiction Available -
Macon County Public Library F HUBBARD (Text) 39493109346421 Adult New Fiction Checked out 05/26/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062979063
  • ISBN: 006297906X
  • Physical Description: 370 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

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"For fifteen years August Sitwell has worked for the Barclays, a well-to-do white family who plucked him from an orphan asylum and gave him a job. The groundskeeper is part of the household's all-black staff, along with "Miss Mamie," the talented cook, pretty new maid Jennie Williams, and three young kitchen apprentices - the latest orphan boys Mr. Barclay has taken in to "civilize" - boys like August. But the Barclays fortunes have fallen, and their money is almost gone. When a prospective business associate proposes selling Miss Mamie's delicious rib sauce to local markets under the brand name "The Rib King" - using a caricature of a wildly grinning August on the label - Mr. Barclay, desperate for cash, agrees. Yet neither Miss Mamie nor August will see a dime. Humiliated, August grows increasingly distraught, his anger building to a rage that explodes in shocking tragedy. "--Publisher.
Subject: African American household employees > Fiction.
Upper class families > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Exploitation > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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