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The Gone Dead

The Gone Dead (Hardback)

By Benz, Chanelle

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Billie James' inheritance isn't much: a little money and a shack in the Mississippi Delta. The house once belonged to her father, a renowned black poet who died unexpectedly when Billie was four years old. Though Billie was there when the accident happened, she has no memory of t...hat day--and she hasn't been back to the South since. Thirty years later, Billie returns but her father's home is unnervingly secluded: her only neighbors are the McGees, the family whose history has been entangled with hers since the days of slavery. As Billie encounters the locals, she hears a strange rumor: that she herself went missing on the day her father died. As the mystery intensifies, she finds out that this forgotten piece of her past could put her in danger. Inventive, gritty, and openhearted, The Gone Dead is an astonishing debut novel about race, justice, and memory that lays bare the long-concealed wounds of a family and a country.
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ISBN 9780062490698
Released NZ 25 Jun 2019
Publisher Ecco Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780062490698
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Released 25 Jun 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Benz, Chanelle
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fathers - Death, Family secrets, Southern States - Race relations, Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade