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The Resource The scent of burnt flowers : a novel, Blitz Bazawule

The scent of burnt flowers : a novel, Blitz Bazawule

Label
The scent of burnt flowers : a novel
Title
The scent of burnt flowers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Blitz Bazawule
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fleeing persecution in 1960s America, a Black couple seeks asylum in Ghana, but fresh dangers and old secrets threaten their newfound freedom in this hypnotic debut novel. "I am truly blown away by this novel."--Jacqueline Woodson, New York Times bestselling author of Red at the Bone When the windshield of his Chevy Impala shatters in a dark diner parking lot in Alabama, Melvin moves without thinking. A split-second reaction marrows in his bones from the days of war, but this time it is the safety of his fiancé, Bernadette, at stake. Impulse keeps them alive, and yet they flee with blood on their hands. What is life like now that they are fugitives? Pack passports. Empty bank accounts. Set their old life on fire. The couple disguise themselves as a pastor and a reluctant pastor's wife who's hiding a secret from her fiancé. With a persistent FBI agent on their trail, they travel to Ghana to seek the help of Melvin's old college friend who happens to be the country's embattled president, Kwame Nkrumah. The couple's chance encounter with Ghana's most beloved highlife musician, Kwesi Kwayson, who's on his way to perform for the president, sparks a journey full of suspense, lust, magic, and danger as Nkrumah's regime crumbles around them. What was meant to be a fresh start quickly spirals into chaos, threatening both their relationship and their lives. Kwesi and Bernadette's undeniable attraction and otherworldly bond cascades during their three-day trek, and so does Melvin's intense jealousy. All three must confront one another and their secrets, setting off a series of cataclysmic events. Steeped in the history and mythology of postcolonial West Africa at the intersection of the civil rights movement in America, this gripping and ambitious debut merges political intrigue, magical encounters, and forbidden romance in an epic collision of morality and power"--
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DLC
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Bazawule, Blitz
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A9935
LC item number
S27 2022b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print Black voices
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American couples
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Secrecy
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Ghana
Target audience
adult
Label
The scent of burnt flowers : a novel, Blitz Bazawule
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780593496237
Lccn
2021054440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1268206188
  • (OCoLC)on1268206188
  • (OCoLC)1329331374
  • 4009253
Label
The scent of burnt flowers : a novel, Blitz Bazawule
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780593496237
Lccn
2021054440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1268206188
  • (OCoLC)on1268206188
  • (OCoLC)1329331374
  • 4009253

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