The scent of burnt flowers : a novel
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
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9798885784610
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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
Format
Large Print
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329 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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English
ISBN
9798885784610

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"Fleeing persecution in 1960s America, a Black couple seeks asylum in Ghana, but fresh dangers and old secrets threaten their newfound freedom in this hypnotic debut novel. "I am truly blown away by this novel."--Jacqueline Woodson, New York Times bestselling author of Red at the Bone When the windshield of his Chevy Impala shatters in a dark diner parking lot in Alabama, Melvin moves without thinking. A split-second reaction marrows in his bones from the days of war, but this time it is the safety of his fiancé, Bernadette, at stake. Impulse keeps them alive, and yet they flee with blood on their hands. What is life like now that they are fugitives? Pack passports. Empty bank accounts. Set their old life on fire. The couple disguise themselves as a pastor and a reluctant pastor's wife who's hiding a secret from her fiancé. With a persistent FBI agent on their trail, they travel to Ghana to seek the help of Melvin's old college friend who happens to be the country's embattled president, Kwame Nkrumah. The couple's chance encounter with Ghana's most beloved highlife musician, Kwesi Kwayson, who's on his way to perform for the president, sparks a journey full of suspense, lust, magic, and danger as Nkrumah's regime crumbles around them. What was meant to be a fresh start quickly spirals into chaos, threatening both their relationship and their lives. Kwesi and Bernadette's undeniable attraction and otherworldly bond cascades during their three-day trek, and so does Melvin's intense jealousy. All three must confront one another and their secrets, setting off a series of cataclysmic events. Steeped in the history and mythology of postcolonial West Africa at the intersection of the civil rights movement in America, this gripping and ambitious debut merges political intrigue, magical encounters, and forbidden romance in an epic collision of morality and power"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bazawule, B. (2022). The scent of burnt flowers: a novel (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bazawule, Blitz. 2022. The Scent of Burnt Flowers: A Novel. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bazawule, Blitz. The Scent of Burnt Flowers: A Novel Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bazawule, Blitz. The Scent of Burnt Flowers: A Novel Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

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