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Book Information: I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots

I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots (1993) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Unusually big and extremely dark - the blue-black of her African ancestors - Marietta Cook differs from the traditional women of her exotic birthplace of Pine Gardens in the Gullah-speaking Low Country of South Carolina. Always protecting herself through deliberate isolation, Marietta chooses to leave Pine Gardens for Charleston after her mother's death, only to return a short time later pregnant with twin sons. Her sons become the center of her life, the course and the focus of her strength, and the reason for her increased distance from the rest of the world. Marietta encourages them to play football because she sees the football field as one of the few places where blacks and whites can compete as equals. Only after her sons' successes on the football field can Marietta finally concentrate on finding her own place in the world.

Original title: I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionBlack (african-american)

Edition #1: I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots

I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "It is Marietta's intricate consitution, and the Gullah rhymes streaming through her mind, that give the novel its special edge." New York Times Book Review
  • "Has much in common with Alice Walker's The Color Purple and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God." Orlando Sentinel
  • "Straight's portrayal of a black woman's life is nearly miraculous in its astonishing richness of detail, its emotional honesty and its breadth of human thought and feeling." USA Today
  • "It's been a long time since I've read a novel as engrossing and thoroughly winning...Straight is an extraordinarily talented writer." Philadelphia Inquirer
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Manifested in:

I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots (July 15, 1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9780385470124
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.0 x 0.8
Pages: 368

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