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The yellow house, Sarah M. Broom

Label
The yellow house
Title
The yellow house
Statement of responsibility
Sarah M. Broom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom?s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant?the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah?s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah?s birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae?s thirteenth and most unruly child. A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom?s The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America?s most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother?s struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. The Yellow House expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the “Big Easy” of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power
Awards note
National Book Award (Nonfiction), 2019.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broom, Sarah M
Dewey number
  • 814/.6
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.R6458
LC item number
Y45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Broom, Sarah M
  • Broom, Sarah M.
  • African American women authors
  • African Americans
  • African American families
  • New Orleans (La.)
Label
The yellow house, Sarah M. Broom
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780802125088
Lccn
2019009107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1057862027
Label
The yellow house, Sarah M. Broom
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780802125088
Lccn
2019009107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1057862027

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