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By King, A. S.

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Acclaimed master of the YA novel A.S. King's eleventh book is a surreal and searing dive into the tangled secrets of a wealthy white family in suburban Pennsylvania and the terrible cost the family's children pay to maintain the family name. The Shoveler, the Freak, CanIHelpYou?,... Loretta the Flea-Circus Ring Mistress, and First-Class Malcolm. These are the five teenagers lost in the Hemmings family's maze of tangled secrets. Only a generation removed from being Pennsylvania potato farmers, Gottfried and Marla Hemmings managed to trade digging spuds for developing subdivisions and now sit atop a seven-figure bank account--wealth they've declined to pass on to their adult children or their teenage grandchildren. Because we want them to thrive, Marla always says. What does thriving look like? Like carrying a snow shovel everywhere. Like selling pot at the Arby's drive-thru window. Like a first class ticket to Jamaica between cancer treatments. Like a flea-circus in a double-wide. Like the GPS coordinates to a mound of dirt in a New Jersey forest. As the rot just beneath the surface of the Hemmings' precious suburban respectability begins to spread, the far-flung grandchildren gradually find their ways back to one another, just in time to uncover the terrible cost of maintaining the family name. With her inimitable surrealism and insight into teenage experience, A.S. King explores how a corrosive culture of polite, affluent white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation can save themselves.
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ISBN 9781101994917
Released AU 29 May 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781101994917
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin USA
Released 29 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By King, A. S.
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 544g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Family problems, Cousins, Prejudices, Easter, Family reunions
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult

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