Addie Pray : a novel (Book, 1971) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Addie Pray : a novel

Author: Joe David Brown
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The novel is narrated by Addie, an orphaned girl, who travels with confidence man Moses "Long Boy" Pray in the early 1930s, during the Great Depression. Addie states at the beginning of the novel that Long Boy may or may not be her father; she says that her late mother was the "wildest" girl in her town, and that Long Boy is one of her three possible fathers. Their characters are established in Alabama, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe David Brown
ISBN: 0671209620 9780671209629
OCLC Number: 151538
Description: 313 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Joe David Brown.

Abstract:

The novel is narrated by Addie, an orphaned girl, who travels with confidence man Moses "Long Boy" Pray in the early 1930s, during the Great Depression. Addie states at the beginning of the novel that Long Boy may or may not be her father; she says that her late mother was the "wildest" girl in her town, and that Long Boy is one of her three possible fathers. Their characters are established in Alabama, and the storyline then carries them to other Southern states around Memphis. In the second part of the novel, Addie and Moses meet an older conman who teaches them class and sophistication. They then begin dropping fake letters, promising big yields in a silver mine, in order to draw in greedy victims.
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