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- DescriptionMiss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League is a brilliant reimagining and republication of Jonathan Odell s debut vel, The View from Delphi. Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, and inspired by his Mississippi childhood, Odell tells the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida one wealthy and white and the other poor and black who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one ather. Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship.
- Author BiographyJonathan Odell is the author of two novels, The Healing published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday in 2012 and The View from Delphi published by MacAdams/Cage in 2004, which has been adapted and republished as Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League. Odell was born and raised in Mississippi, growing up in the institutional segregation of a small town. In college he became an activist and sold The Ebony Pictorial History of Black America door to door in black neighborhoods across the South while the Klan tried to discourage him. He now resides in Minnesota.
- Author(s)Jonathan Odell
- PublisherMaiden Lane Press
- Date of Publication04/02/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMaiden Lane Press
- Weight558 g
- Width130 mm
- Height223 mm
- Spine31 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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