The Gone Dead

A Novel
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Author(s): Chanelle Benz
Original Publish Date: Jun 25, 2019
Product Number: EB00737333
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062490711
Publisher: Ecco
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An electrifying first novel from "a riveting new voice in American fiction" (George Saunders): A young woman returns to her childhood home in the American South and uncovers secrets about her father's life and death

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 that 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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Author(s): Chanelle Benz
Narrator(s): Bahni Turpin
Product Number DD44271
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982661977
eAudio
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Author(s): Chanelle Benz
Narrator(s): Bahni Turpin
Product Number Z100144160
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062917850

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