Time of the Locust

Time of the Locust

ISBN: 1476731357

ISBN 13: 9781476731353

Publication Date: June 10, 2014

Publisher: Atria

Pages: 256

Format: Hardcover

Author: Morowa Yejide

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Set in Washington D.C., New York, and Louisiana,travel into the heart and mind of an extraordinary autistic boy in this deeply imaginative debut novel of a mother’s devotion, a father’s punishment, and the power of love. Says the Washington Post: Time of the Locust "deftly brings together the fantastic and the realistic, and it touches on a variety of issues, from politics, race and murder to disability, domestic tragedy and myth...it sweeps from Depression-era Louisiana, to New York in the ’60s, to Washington in the mid-’90s....the story is strong and original, and even the minor characters come alive...I was that mother once: terrified inside a weary body, unable to explain my missing husband or my feral son. The car, the mystery, the rift — I know them, they’re real. But Yejidé spins them with gold and possibility in this dark and fantastical tale."

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