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Jazz Girl

BySarah Bruce Kelly

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13-year-old Mary was marked from birth by the “sign of the caul,” a powerful signifier in African-American culture. The caul indicates rare powers, especially a tendency toward “second sight.” Mary’s special gift of seeing manifests itself in visions of ghosts and spirits and culminates in an uncanny musical ability. But her remarkable gifts set her apart from her Pittsburgh neighbors, and she is shunned and belittled. Mary’s loneliness is compounded by her mother’s cruelty and indifference. She must find her own way through the tangled web of difficulties she faces everyday, and her music becomes her refuge. Gradually, though, Mary learns that music is more than just an escape from her problems. By losing herself in her extraordinary musical creativity, she grapples with her inner demons and discovers the true power of her special gifts.

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Publication Date
Feb 14, 2010
Language
English
ISBN
9780615353760
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Sarah Bruce Kelly

Specifications

Pages
198
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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