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2020 Longlist

Where The Dead Sit Talking

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2020 Longlist

With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his mother’s years of substance abuse, Sequoyah keeps mostly to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface. At least until he meets seventeen-year-old Rosemary, another youth staying with the Troutts. Sequoyah and Rosemary bond over their shared Native American background and tumultuous paths through the foster care system, but as Sequoyah’s feelings toward Rosemary deepen, the precariousness of their lives and the scars of their pasts threaten to undo them both.

About the Author

Brandon Hobson is a recipient of the 2016 Pushcart Prize, and his writing has appeared in such places as Conjunctions, NOON, The Paris Review Daily, and The Believer. He is the author of Desolation of Avenues Untold, Deep Ellum, and The Levitationist. He teaches writing in Oklahoma.

Librarian’s Comments

Set in rural Oklahoma during the late 1980s, this novel is a startling, authentically voiced and lyrically written Native American coming-of-age story. Hobson’s novel was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award (USA). Oklahoma Department of Libraries, USA

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Publisher
Soho Press Inc.

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