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The Last Road Home

Danny Johnson

From Pushcart Prize nominee Danny Johnson comes a powerful, lyrical debut novel that explores race relations, first love, and coming-of-age in North Carolina in the 1950s and '60s. At eight years old, Raeford "Junebug" Hurley has known more than his share of hard lessons. After the sudden death of his parents, he goes to live with his grandparents on a farm surrounded by tobacco fields and lonesome woods. There he meets Fancy Stroud and her twin brother, Lightning, the children of black sharecroppers on a neighboring farm. As years pass, the friendship between Junebug and bright, compassionate Fancy takes on a deeper intensity. Junebug, aware of all the ways in which he and Fancy are more alike than different, habitually bucks against the casual bigotry that surrounds them--dangerous in a community ruled by the Klan. On the brink of adulthood, Junebug is drawn into a moneymaking scheme that goes awry--and leaves him with a dark secret he must keep from those he loves. And as Fancy, tired of saying yes'um and living scared, tries to find her place in the world, Junebug embarks on a journey that will take him through loss and war toward a hard-won understanding. At once tender and unflinching, The Last Road Home delves deep into the gritty, violent realities of the South's turbulent past, yet evokes the universal hunger for belonging

From Pushcart Prize nominee Danny Johnson comes a powerful, lyrical debut novel that explores race relations, first love, and coming-of-age in North Carolina in the 1950s and '60s. At eight years old, Raeford "Junebug" Hurley has known more than his share of hard lessons. After the sudden death of his parents, he goes to live with his grandparents on a farm surrounded by tobacco fields and lonesome woods. There he meets Fancy Stroud and her twin brother, Lightning, the children of black sharecroppers on a neighboring farm. As years pass, the friendship between Junebug and bright, compassionate Fancy takes on a deeper intensity. Junebug, aware of all the ways in which he and Fancy are more alike than different, habitually bucks against the casual bigotry that surrounds them--dangerous in a community ruled by the Klan. On the brink of adulthood, Junebug is drawn into a moneymaking scheme that goes awry--and leaves him with a dark secret he must keep from those he loves. And as Fancy, tired of saying yes'um and living scared, tries to find her place in the world, Junebug embarks on a journey that will take him through loss and war toward a hard-won understanding. At once tender and unflinching, The Last Road Home delves deep into the gritty, violent realities of the South's turbulent past, yet evokes the universal hunger for belonging
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From Pushcart Prize nominee Danny Johnson comes a powerful, lyrical debut novel that explores race relations, first love, and coming-of-age in North Carolina in the 1950s and '60s. At eight years old, Raeford "Junebug" Hurley has known more than his share of hard lessons. After the sudden death of his parents, he goes to live with his grandparents on a farm surrounded by tobacco fields and lonesome woods. There he meets Fancy Stroud and her twin brother, Lightning, the children of black sharecroppers on a neighboring farm. As years pass, the friendship between Junebug and bright, compassionate Fancy takes on a deeper intensity. Junebug, aware of all the ways in which he and Fancy are more alike than different, habitually bucks against the casual bigotry that surrounds them--dangerous in a community ruled by the Klan. On the brink of adulthood, Junebug is drawn into a moneymaking scheme that goes awry--and leaves him with a dark secret he must keep from those he loves. And as Fancy, tired of saying yes'um and living scared, tries to find her place in the world, Junebug embarks on a journey that will take him through loss and war toward a hard-won understanding. At once tender and unflinching, The Last Road Home delves deep into the gritty, violent realities of the South's turbulent past, yet evokes the universal hunger for belonging

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Patrick Cronin

Length:

9h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

14:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

12:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

20:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

11:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

15:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:29


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:31