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Nightcrawling / Leila Mottley.

Summary

Summary:

"A dazzling, unforgettable novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system--a debut that announces a blazingly original voice. Kiara Johnson and her brother Marcus are barely scraping by in a squalid East Oakland apartment complex that calls itself, optimistically, the Royal-Hi. Both have dropped out of high school, their family fractured by death and prison. But while Marcus clings to his dream of rap stardom, Kiara hunts for work to pay their rent--which has now more than doubled--and to keep the 9-year-old boy next door, abandoned by his mother, safe and fed. What begins as a drunken misunderstanding with a stranger one night soon becomes the job Kiara never wanted but now desperately needs: nightcrawling. And her world breaks open even further when her name surfaces in an investigation that exposes her as a key witness in a massive scandal within the Oakland police department. Full of edge, raw beauty, electrifying intensity, and piercing vulnerability, Nightcrawling marks the stunning arrival of a voice unlike any we have heard before"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593318935
  • ISBN: 0593318935
  • Physical Description: 271 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
"Oprah's Book Club 2022" -- Dust jacket.
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Witnesses > Fiction.
Scandals > Fiction.
Police > California > Oakland > Fiction.
Oakland (Calif.) > Fiction.
Écrivains noirs.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Urban & Street Lit.
Genre: Urban fiction.
Novels.
Urban fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Urban fiction.
Novels.
Romans.

Currently available copies

  • 18 / 49 copies available at PINES

Holds

  • 11 current holds on 49 total copies.
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      Lexington/Oglethorpe County Library
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Cherokee Regional Library:
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      Dawson County Library
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      Lumpkin County Library
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      Nancy Guinn Memorial Library
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