Patron saint of lost girls /

It's the Midwest in the 1970-80s, and Mary is growing up in Detroit, where the recession hits hard and jobs are scarce. In this set of linked stories, Mary tries to conjure the spirits of protection to confront economic struggle, violence, addiction, and death. Mary moves to cities across the M...

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Main Author: Aitken, Maureen,
Format: Book
Published: Cape Giradeau, MO : Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2018.
Physical Description: 159 pages ; 23 cm
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Summary: It's the Midwest in the 1970-80s, and Mary is growing up in Detroit, where the recession hits hard and jobs are scarce. In this set of linked stories, Mary tries to conjure the spirits of protection to confront economic struggle, violence, addiction, and death. Mary moves to cities across the Midwest looking for work, all the while learning the healing power of dignity from the true patrons: her community of friends and family who teach her to love better, live fuller, and question power.
Published: Cape Giradeau, MO : Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2018.
Language: English
Awards: Winner of the Nilsen Prize
ISBN: 9780997926279
0997926279