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Bluebird, Bluebird

Attica Locke
In Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke had both mastered the thriller and exceeded it.-Ann Patchett

 

When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules -- a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.

 

When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders -- a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman -- have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes -- and save himself in the process -- before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. From a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV show Empire, Bluebird, Bluebird is a rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas.

 

Attica Locke is the author of the Highway 59 novels, which include 2018 Edgar Award winner BluebirdBluebird and HeavenMy Home; Pleasantville, which won the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was long-listed for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction; Black Water Rising, which was nominated for an Edgar Award; and The Cutting Season, a national bestseller and winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.

She is also a television writer and producer, most recently for When They See Us and the upcoming adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.

 

 

  • Publisher: ‎Mulholland Books; Reprint edition (August 28, 2018)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Paperback: ‎320 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎0316363278
  • ISBN-13: ‎9780316363273
  • Item Weight: ‎9.6 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎5.5 x 0.88 x 8.38 inches