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No One Is Coming to Save Us

Stephanie Powell Watts

The Great Gatsby brilliantly recast in the contemporary South: a powerful first novel about an extended African-American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream. JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina to build his dream home and to woo his high school sweetheart, Ava. But he finds that the people he once knew and loved have changed, just as he has. Ava is now married, and wants a baby more than anything. The decline of the town's once-thriving furniture industry has made Ava's husband Henry grow distant and frustrated. Ava's mother Sylvia has put her own life on hold as she caters to and meddles with those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia's undeserving but charming husband, just won't stop hanging around. JJ's newfound wealth forces everyone to consider what more they want and deserve from life than what they already have-and how they might go about getting it. Can they shape their lives to align with their wishes rather than their realities? Or are they resigned to the rhythms of the particular lives they lead? No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family.

The Great Gatsby brilliantly recast in the contemporary South: a powerful first novel about an extended African-American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream. JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina to build his dream home and to woo his high school sweetheart, Ava. But he finds that the people he once knew and loved have changed, just as he has. Ava is now married, and wants a baby more than anything. The decline of the town's once-thriving furniture industry has made Ava's husband Henry grow distant and frustrated. Ava's mother Sylvia has put her own life on hold as she caters to and meddles with those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia's undeserving but charming husband, just won't stop hanging around. JJ's newfound wealth forces everyone to consider what more they want and deserve from life than what they already have-and how they might go about getting it. Can they shape their lives to align with their wishes rather than their realities? Or are they resigned to the rhythms of the particular lives they lead? No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Great Gatsby brilliantly recast in the contemporary South: a powerful first novel about an extended African-American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream. JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina to build his dream home and to woo his high school sweetheart, Ava. But he finds that the people he once knew and loved have changed, just as he has. Ava is now married, and wants a baby more than anything. The decline of the town's once-thriving furniture industry has made Ava's husband Henry grow distant and frustrated. Ava's mother Sylvia has put her own life on hold as she caters to and meddles with those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia's undeserving but charming husband, just won't stop hanging around. JJ's newfound wealth forces everyone to consider what more they want and deserve from life than what they already have-and how they might go about getting it. Can they shape their lives to align with their wishes rather than their realities? Or are they resigned to the rhythms of the particular lives they lead? No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Janina Edwards

Length:

10h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:01:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

50:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

49:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

34:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

27:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

18:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

14:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:08