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Unstoppable Octobia May

Sharon Flake

Bestselling and award-winning author Sharon G. Flake delivers a mystery set in the 1950s that eerily blends history, race, culture, and family. Octobia May is a girl filled with questions. Her heart condition makes her special--and, some folks would argue, gives this ten-year-old powers that make her a "wise soul." Thank goodness for Auntie, who convinces Octobia's parents to let her live in her boarding house that is filled with old folks. That's when trouble, and excitement, and wonder begin. Auntie is nontraditional. She's unmarried and has plans to purchase other boarding homes and hotels. At a time when children, and especially girls, are "seen, not heard," Auntie allows Octobia May the freedom and expression of an adult. When Octobia starts to question the folks in her world, an adventure and a mystery unfold that beg some troubling questions: Who is black and who is "passing" for white? What happens when a vibrant African American community must face its own racism? And, perhaps most important: Do vampires really exist? In her most unusual and probing novel yet, Sharon G. Flake takes us on a heart-pumping journey.

Bestselling and award-winning author Sharon G. Flake delivers a mystery set in the 1950s that eerily blends history, race, culture, and family. Octobia May is a girl filled with questions. Her heart condition makes her special--and, some folks would argue, gives this ten-year-old powers that make her a "wise soul." Thank goodness for Auntie, who convinces Octobia's parents to let her live in her boarding house that is filled with old folks. That's when trouble, and excitement, and wonder begin. Auntie is nontraditional. She's unmarried and has plans to purchase other boarding homes and hotels. At a time when children, and especially girls, are "seen, not heard," Auntie allows Octobia May the freedom and expression of an adult. When Octobia starts to question the folks in her world, an adventure and a mystery unfold that beg some troubling questions: Who is black and who is "passing" for white? What happens when a vibrant African American community must face its own racism? And, perhaps most important: Do vampires really exist? In her most unusual and probing novel yet, Sharon G. Flake takes us on a heart-pumping journey.
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Bestselling and award-winning author Sharon G. Flake delivers a mystery set in the 1950s that eerily blends history, race, culture, and family. Octobia May is a girl filled with questions. Her heart condition makes her special--and, some folks would argue, gives this ten-year-old powers that make her a "wise soul." Thank goodness for Auntie, who convinces Octobia's parents to let her live in her boarding house that is filled with old folks. That's when trouble, and excitement, and wonder begin. Auntie is nontraditional. She's unmarried and has plans to purchase other boarding homes and hotels. At a time when children, and especially girls, are "seen, not heard," Auntie allows Octobia May the freedom and expression of an adult. When Octobia starts to question the folks in her world, an adventure and a mystery unfold that beg some troubling questions: Who is black and who is "passing" for white? What happens when a vibrant African American community must face its own racism? And, perhaps most important: Do vampires really exist? In her most unusual and probing novel yet, Sharon G. Flake takes us on a heart-pumping journey.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bahni Turpin

Length:

6h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

10:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:58


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:13