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The Resource Over the fence, Mary Monroe

Over the fence, Mary Monroe

Label
Over the fence
Title
Over the fence
Statement of responsibility
Mary Monroe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bootlegging was Milton and Yvonne Hamilton's ticket out of poverty, prison time, and plain bad luck. Now they've moved on to a bigger, richer pool of clientele -- right in their own respectable new middle-class backyard. And their growing friendship with seemingly-perfect couple Joyce and Odell Watson is proving golden in more ways than one. As Milton soon learns, Odell is hiding an outside family and dubious business dealings. It's the perfect recipe for a blackmail scheme that will help Milton hide his own dirty secrets -- even from Yvonne. Better yet, he can take ever more dangerous risks to ace out his liquor-smuggling rivals -- and add a lucrative temptation to his illicit services. And Yvonne, emboldened by her husband's new gravy train, delights in tormenting Joyce about everything the snobbish matron doesn't have, especially children. But even a winning hand can be played too far. Pushed past their limits, Odell and Joyce will play on Milton's careless boasting to get him and Yvonne out of their lives for good. And soon, a devastating frame-up will plunge one couple into a living nightmare and set the stage for explosive retribution
Member of
Summary
Depression-era Southern bootleggers, Milton and Yvonne Hamilton, discover their neighbors are involved in dubious businesses themselves and threaten to blackmail them in order to hide their own dirty secrets
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760024
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monroe, Mary
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Thorndike Press large print African-American
  • Neighbors
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Family secrets
  • Neighbors
  • Adultery
  • Extortion
  • Alcohol trafficking
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Alabama
Target audience
adult
Label
Over the fence, Mary Monroe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a reading group guide, with discussion questions, and an excerpt from One house over
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
507 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432863418
Lccn
2019000612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1082299193
Label
Over the fence, Mary Monroe
Publication
Note
Includes a reading group guide, with discussion questions, and an excerpt from One house over
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
507 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432863418
Lccn
2019000612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1082299193

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