The Resource Dig., by A.S. King

Dig., by A.S. King

Label
Dig.
Title
Dig.
Statement of responsibility
by A.S. King
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Five white teenage cousins who are struggling with the failures and racial ignorance of their dysfunctional parents and their wealthy grandparents, reunite for Easter
  • "You'll find a lot underground if you keep digging." The Shoveler, The Freak, CanIHelpYou?, Loretta the Flea Circus Ring Mistress, and First Class Malcolm. These are the five teenagers lost in the Hemmings family's maze of tangled secrets. Only a generation removed from being Pennsylvania potato farmers, Gottfried and Marla Hemmings managed to trade digging spuds for developing subdivisions and now sit atop of million-dollar bank account - wealth they've declined to pass on to their adult children or their teenage grandchildren. "Because we want them to thrive," Marla always says. What does thriving look like? Like carrying a snow shovel everywhere. Like selling weed at the Arby's Drive-Thru window. Like first-class tickets to Jamaica between cancer treatments. Like a flea circus in a trailer park. Like the GPS coordinates to a mound of dirt in a New Jersey forest. As the rot just beneath the surface of the Hemmings' suburban respectability begins to spread, the estranged grandchildren gradually find their ways back to one another, just in time to uncover the terrible cost of maintaining the family name. With her inimitable surrealism, A.S. King explores how a toxic culture of polite, affluent white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation has a shot at digging its way out.--
Assigning source
From dust jacket
Awards note
Michael L. Printz award, 2020
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1970-
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King, A. S.
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.I571
LC item number
D54 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cousins
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Family problems
  • Family reunions
  • Prejudices
  • Easter stories
  • Easter stories
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Dig., by A.S. King
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
Control code
on1089929659
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781101994917
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018017878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089929659
Label
Dig., by A.S. King
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089929659
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781101994917
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018017878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089929659

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