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Kind of Kin

Askew, Rilla (Book - 2013 )
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Kind of Kin
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With the passing of a new state law, it becomes a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. So when Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his ten-year-old grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter, Misty, is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported. Then there's Brown's daughter Sweet, who finds her life unraveling: her father is refusing to speak in court to defend himself, her nephew is missing, her niece is in need of shelter, and the stress of it all is destroying her marriage. Rilla Askew's brilliant, hilarious, and heartfelt novel follows a handful of complicated lawmakers and lawbreakers as workers are exiled, friends turn informers, and families are torn apart in a statewide exodus of Hispanics. In the end, Kind of Kin reveals how an ad hoc family, and an entire town, will unite to do anything necessary to protect its own.
Authors: Askew, Rilla
Title: Kind of kin
Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 417 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
ISBN: 0062198793
9780062198792
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Statement of Responsibility: Rilla Askew
Subject Headings: Domestic fiction Oklahoma Fiction Illegal aliens Fiction Families Oklahoma Fiction
Topical Term: Domestic fiction
Illegal aliens
Families
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List - Oklahoma & Latinos by: HRCreads May 11, 2013

Askew brings to life the harsh consequences of anti-immigrant legislation in Oklahoma


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