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The perishing : a novel, Natashia Deón

Label
The perishing : a novel
Title
The perishing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Natashia Deón
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lou, a young Black woman, wakes up in an alley in 1930s Los Angeles, nearly naked and with no memory of how she got there or where she's from, only a fleeting sense that this isn't the first time she's found herself in similar circumstances. Taken in by a caring foster family, Lou dedicates herself to her education while trying to put her mysterious origins behind her. She'll go on to become the first Black female journalist at the Los Angeles Times, but Lou's extraordinary life is about to become even more remarkable. When she befriends a firefighter at a downtown boxing gym, Lou is shocked to realize that though she has no memory of ever meeting him she's been drawing his face since her days in foster care. Increasingly certain that their paths have previously crossed-perhaps even in a past life-and coupled with unexplainable flashes from different times that have been haunting her dreams, Lou begins to believe she may be an immortal sent to this place and time for a very important reason. One that only others like her will be able to explain. Relying on her journalistic training and with the help of her friends, Lou sets out to investigate the mystery of her existence and make sense of the jumble of lifetimes calling to her from throughout the ages before her time runs out for good. Set against the rich historical landscape of 1930's Los Angeles, The Perishing charts a course through a changing city confronting racism, poverty, and the drumbeat of a coming war for one miraculous woman whose fate is inextricably linked to the city she comes to call home
Cataloging source
DLC
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Deón, Natashia
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Women, Black
  • African American journalists
  • Immortality
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The perishing : a novel, Natashia Deón
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1237102311
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781640093027
Lccn
2021012290
Label
The perishing : a novel, Natashia Deón
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1237102311
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781640093027
Lccn
2021012290

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