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If I survive you / Jonathan Escoffery.


"A collection of humorous and harrowing linked stories following a Jamaican-American family as they seek stability upon moving to Miami"-- Provided by publisher.
In the 1970s, Topper and Sanya flee to Miami as political violence consumes their native Kingston. But America, as the couple and their two children learn, is far from the promised land. Excluded from society as Black immigrants, the family pushes on through Hurricane Andrew and later the 2008 recession, living in a house so cursed that the pet fish launches itself out of its own tank rather than stay. But even as things fall apart, the family remains motivated, often to its own detriment, by what their younger son, Trelawny, calls "the exquisite, racking compulsion to survive."

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374605988
  • ISBN: 037460598X
  • Physical Description: 260 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
In flux -- Under the ackee tree -- Odd jobs -- Pestilence -- Splashdown -- Independent living -- If he suspected he'd get someone killed this morning, Delano would never leave his couch -- If I survive you.
Subject: Jamaicans > Florida > Miami > Fiction.
Jamaican Americans > Fiction.
Families > Florida > Miami > Fiction.
Moving, Household > Fiction.
Jamaican Americans > Fiction.
Family life > Florida > Fiction.
Américains d'origine jamaïquaine > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Jamaican Americans.
Florida > Miami.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Historical fiction.
Linked stories.
Humorous fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Linked stories.
Cycles de nouvelles.

Available copies

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