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Easton Main Library REID-BENTA (NEWEST) (Text) 31901004426336 New Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781487005344
  • ISBN: 1487005342
  • Physical Description: 257 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Astoria, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Short stories.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pig head -- Snow day -- Before/After -- Fiah Kitty -- Inspection -- Brandon & Sheila -- Standoff - Lovely -- Faith community -- Celebration -- Drunk -- Frying plantain.
Summary, etc.:
"Kara Davis is a girl caught in the middle--of her Canadian nationality and her desire to be a "true" Jamaican, of her mother and grandmother's rages and life lessons, of having to avoid being thought of as too "faas" or too "quiet" or too "bold" or too "soft." Set in "Little Jamaica," Toronto's Eglinton West neighbourhood, Kara moves from girlhood to the threshold of adulthood, from elementary school to high school graduation, in these twelve interconnected stories. We see her on a visit to Jamaica, startled by the sight of a severed pig's head in her great aunt's freezer; in junior high, the victim of a devastating prank by her closest friends; and as a teenager in and out of her grandmother's house, trying to cope with the ongoing battles between her unyielding grandparents. A rich and unforgettable portrait of growing up between worlds, Frying Plantain shows how, in one charged moment, friendship and love can turn to enmity and hate, well-meaning protection can become control, and teasing play can turn to something much darker. In her brilliantly incisive debut, Zalika Reid-Benta artfully depicts the tensions between mothers and daughters, second-generation Canadians and first-generation cultural expectations, and Black identity and predominately white society."-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Short stories, Canadian.
Toronto (Ont.) > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.
Cultural awareness > Fiction.
Jamaica > Fiction.
Genre: Canadian fiction.
Short stories.
Short stories.

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