Dead Above Ground

CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: CF032
Released: Feb 05, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402568244
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QPBC New Voices Award winner Jervey Tervalon authors scintillating works of African-American fiction. Spellbinding, luminous, and richly atmospheric, Dead Above Ground tells the story of the wealthy Du Champs family of New Orleans. Helen, the matriarch, rules over her daughters Adele and Lita with an iron will. But Adele has fallen in love with smooth operator Lucien, who, unbeknownst to her, means to settle a decades-old score with her mother.

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Author(s): Jervey Tervalon
Narrator(s): Myra Lucretia Taylor
Product Number Z09727
Released: Sep 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490653938

Professional reviews

"Tervalon's highly atmospheric story of an African-American family in crisis takes place in New Orleans in 1946. Helen, matriarch of the Duchamps family, tries desperately to rescue one of her daughters from the clutches of lothario Lucien FaurŽ, who means to settle a decades-old score between himself and Helen. The clash brings to the surface secrets about Helen's past that are best left buried. Myra Lucretia Taylor delivers an extraordinary performance. Her smooth shifts from French to Creole to English patois are sublime. So too is the way she wraps the listener in velvety tones that totally entrance. P.R. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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