Kind of Kin

By: Askew, Rilla

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With the passing of a new state law, it becomes a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. So when Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his ten-year-old grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter, Misty, is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported. Then there's Brown's daughter Sweet, who finds her life unraveling: her father is refusing to speak in court to defend himself, her nephew is missing, her niece is in need of shelter, and the stress of it all is destroying her marriage.

Rilla Askew's brilliant, hilarious, and heartfelt novel follows a handful of complicated lawmakers and lawbreakers as workers are exiled, friends turn informers, and families are torn apart in a statewide exodus of Hispanics. In the end, Kind of Kin reveals how an ad hoc family, and an entire town, will unite to do anything necessary to protect its own.

Title: Kind of Kin

Author Name: Askew, Rilla

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Ecco/HarperCollins: 2013

ISBN Number: 0062198793

ISBN Number 13: 9780062198792

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001327

Description: 417pp. 8vo. Signed by the author on title page, book has a complete number line from 10-1. It is in pristine condition, unread, unmarked, clean, tight, and Brodart-protected. Author also wrote "Harpsong," "Fire in Beulah," "The Mercy Seat," and "Strange Business."