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Such Sweet Thunder: A Novel

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Set in Kansas City, Missouri, during the Jazz Age of the 1920s and ’30s, Such Sweet Thunder is a majestic evocation of childhood and parental love told through the eyes of a remarkable boy, Amerigo Jones. This vivid portrait of an era marred by racial segregation and relentless, daily injustices is nonetheless rendered with love and longing for a time and place that was en ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published June 13th 2006 by Steerforth (first published March 2003)
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Amy
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Set in the 1930s this novel follows the life of Amerigo Jones and his mom and dad, Viola and Rutherford.A close family with the challenges of racial prejudice, low paying jobs,due to the depression and living in a low income neighborhood riddled with crime. However, he is also surrounded by his loving parents , various relatives and neighbors that form a support group that allows him to grow and develops into a caring individual. Written in heavy black dialect we are introduced into a world that ...more
Rage
Aug 28, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
the narrative kind of throws you around in the beginning so I was just starting to get into the swing of things when there was like a three-page description of the main character killing a kitten. you lost me man, go to hell.
Cadillacrazy
Sep 11, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody
update: I'm giving up on this one...

so far, I'm very confused about the beginning, one minute we're talking about a soldier, the next we're walking through the life of that soldier from infancy...what gives?
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Vincent O. Carter was born in Kansas City in 1924. At seventeen he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He landed on the beaches of Normandy in 1944 and took part in the drive toward Paris. Back in the United States, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill, earning a college degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and spending a graduate year at Wayne University in Detroit. Eventually he returned to ...more
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