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Kind of Kin

Rilla Askew

With the passing of a new state law, it becomes a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. So when Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his ten-year-old grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter, Misty, is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported. Then there's Brown's daughter Sweet, who finds her life unraveling: her father is refusing to speak in court to defend himself, her nephew is missing, her niece is in need of shelter, and the stress of it all is destroying her marriage. Rilla Askew's brilliant, hilarious, and heartfelt novel follows a handful of complicated lawmakers and lawbreakers as workers are exiled, friends turn informers, and families are torn apart in a statewide exodus of Hispanics. In the end, Kind of Kin reveals how an ad hoc family, and an entire town, will unite to do anything necessary to protect its own.

With the passing of a new state law, it becomes a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. So when Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his ten-year-old grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter, Misty, is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported. Then there's Brown's daughter Sweet, who finds her life unraveling: her father is refusing to speak in court to defend himself, her nephew is missing, her niece is in need of shelter, and the stress of it all is destroying her marriage. Rilla Askew's brilliant, hilarious, and heartfelt novel follows a handful of complicated lawmakers and lawbreakers as workers are exiled, friends turn informers, and families are torn apart in a statewide exodus of Hispanics. In the end, Kind of Kin reveals how an ad hoc family, and an entire town, will unite to do anything necessary to protect its own.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

With the passing of a new state law, it becomes a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. So when Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his ten-year-old grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter, Misty, is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported. Then there's Brown's daughter Sweet, who finds her life unraveling: her father is refusing to speak in court to defend himself, her nephew is missing, her niece is in need of shelter, and the stress of it all is destroying her marriage. Rilla Askew's brilliant, hilarious, and heartfelt novel follows a handful of complicated lawmakers and lawbreakers as workers are exiled, friends turn informers, and families are torn apart in a statewide exodus of Hispanics. In the end, Kind of Kin reveals how an ad hoc family, and an entire town, will unite to do anything necessary to protect its own.

Language:

English

Length:

13h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

39:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

26:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

23:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

27:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:46