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The game of Love and Death, Martha Brockenbrough

Label
The game of Love and Death
Title
The game of Love and Death
Statement of responsibility
Martha Brockenbrough
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Antony and Cleopatra. Helen of Troy and Paris. Romeo and Juliet. For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Could there ever be one pair whose love would truly tip the balance? Meet Flora Saudade, an African American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night. Meet Henry Bishop, born a few blocks and a million worlds away, a while boy with his future assured--a wealthy adoptive family in the midst of the Great Depression, a college scholarship, and all the opportunities in the world seemingly available to him. The players have been chosen. The dice have been rolled. But when human beings make moves of their own, what happens next is anyone's guess
Summary
In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10416023
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
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Brockenbrough, Martha
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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710
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
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True
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  • Teenage boys
  • African American teenage girls
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Race relations
  • Love
  • Death (Personification)
  • African Americans
  • Seattle (Wash.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The game of Love and Death, Martha Brockenbrough
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9780545668347
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014033339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)890462578
Label
The game of Love and Death, Martha Brockenbrough
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9780545668347
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014033339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)890462578

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