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A stunning tour de force, Tracy Daugherty’s fourth novel explores the volatility of race, class, and economics as they affect three generations of a Houston, Texas, family, and traces the rise and decline of an inner city neighborhood from the point of view of a prodigal daughter. Twenty-something Telisha Washington returns after many years to the decaying Houston neighborhood where she was born, to renew old ties and come to terms with her family’s enigmatic heritage. The product of a racially mixed union, she has spent her life straddling received definitions of race, class, gender, and culture. Her personal odyssey is centered inside a black neighborhood’s convulsions, where violence, poverty, and the politics of gentrification take their toll. An unflinching meditation on family, race, sex, and love, as well as a dissection of public and private identity, Axeman’s Jazz is a stark, but loving, portrait of contemporary urban America.

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Axeman's Jazz explores the volatility of race, class, and economics as they affect three generations of a Houston, Texas, family and traces the rise and decline of an inner city neighborhood from the point of view of a prodigal daughter who is the product of a racially mixed union.

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ISBN:
9780870744815
Author:
Daugherty, Tracy
Publisher:
Southern Methodist University Press
Location:
Dallas, Tex.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Houston
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
African American neighborhoods
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
#1198
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Axeman's Jazz explores the volatility of race, class, and economics as they affect three generations of a Houston, Texas, family and traces the rise and decline of an inner city neighborhood from the point of view of a prodigal daughter who is the product of a racially mixed union.
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