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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library F YANIQUE DEC 2021 39851001630046 New Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781594633607
  • ISBN: 1594633606
  • ISBN: 9780593421185
  • ISBN: 0593421183
  • Physical Description: 267 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Love letter -- Fly. Oakland Gomorrah ; Extermination ; God's caravan ; Other women ; The special world -- Stela. The living sea ; Monster in the middle ; Belly of the whale ; Experimental studies ; Rooted -- Stela and fly. Sestina ; Meeting the monster.
Summary, etc.:
"This novel maps the romantic history and emotional inheritance of one couple newly in love. Monster in the Middle moves from the U.S. to the Virgin Islands to Ghana and back again, to show how one couple's romance is influenced by the family lore and love stories that preceded their own pairing"-- Provided by publisher.
When Fly and Stela meet in 21st Century New York City, it seems like fate. He is a Black American musician from a mixed-religious background who knows all about heartbreak. She is a Catholic science teacher from the Caribbean, looking for lasting love. Their story moves across decades, from the U.S. to the Virgin Islands to Ghana and back again, to show how one couple's romance is intrinsically influenced by the family lore and love stories that preceded their own pairing. What challenges and traumas must this new couple inherit, what hopes and ambitions will keep them moving forward? -- adapted from jacket
Subject: African American musicians > Fiction.
Science teachers > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Virgin Islands > Fiction.
Ghana > Fiction.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / African American & Black / General.
FICTION / Literary.
Man-woman relationships.
Interracial couples.
Families.
Immigrants.
Religion.
Persecution.
African Americans.
Racism.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Love stories.
Romance fiction.

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