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Nothing more dangerous : a novel

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First edition.

After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. The new kid at St. Ignatius High School, if he isn't being pushed around, he is being completely ignored. Even his beloved woods, his playground as a child and his sanctuary as he grew older, seem to be closing in on him, suffocating him. Then Thomas Elgin moves in across the road, and Boady's life begins to twist and turn. Coming to know the Elgins-a black family settling into a community where notions of "us" and "them" carry the weight of history-forces Boady to rethink his understanding of the world he's taken for granted. Secrets hidden in plain sight begin to unfold: the mother who wraps herself in the loss of her husband, the neighbor who carries the wounds of a mysterious past that he holds close, the quiet boss who is fighting his own hidden battle. But the biggest secret of all is the disappearance of Lida Poe, the African-American woman who keeps the books at the local plastics factory. Word has it that Ms. Poe left town, along with a hundred thousand dollars of company money. Although Boady has never met the missing woman, he discovers that the threads of her life are woven into the deepest fabric of his world. As the mystery of her fate plays out, Boady begins to see the stark lines of race and class that both bind and divide this small town, and he is forced to choose sides.

Available copies

  • 3 of 10 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

2 current holds with 10 total copies.
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Bloomfield Public Library FIC Eskens (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300139876
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library ESKENS (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301014798
Checked out
01/31/2020
Livonia Public Library FIC ESK (Text)
Adult New
52140300580652
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Ontario Public Library FIC ESK (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300776499
Checked out
01/27/2020
Red Creek Free Library FIC ESK (Text)
Adult Fiction
52145300158235
Checked out
02/04/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC ESK (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300520347
Checked out
02/03/2020
Victor Farmington Library ESK (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300903131
Checked out
02/01/2020
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Eskens (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300969106
Checked out
01/28/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Warsaw Public Library FIC ESK (Text)
Adult Fiction
52151300334453
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC ESK (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002863339
In transit
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