Strangers at the Feast

Strangers at the Feast

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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On Thanksgiving Day 2007, three generations of the Olson family gather. Eleanor and Gavin worry about their daughter, Ginny, an unmarried academic in her thirties with a newly adopted Indian daughter, and about their son, Douglas, who has recently been caught in the imploding real-estate bubble. But Ginny and Douglas, determined to have a perfect holiday, keep their troubles secret, a skill they have learned from their parents. As old grudges, personality clashes, and a stove malfunction spiral the Olson's holiday into a tense and foodless afternoon, seventeen-year-old Kijo Jackson and his best friend, Spider, set out from the housing projects on a mysterious job. As these two families-one white, one black-head toward a violent and inevitable encounter, Jennifer Vanderbes masterfully lays bare the fraught lives of these fascinating characters and the lengths to which they will go to protect their families.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781400198368
1400198364
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) : digital

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