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Welcome to Braggsville - A Novel

T. Geronimo Johnson

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Genres:

Fiction

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2015 BY THE WASHINGTON POST, TIME, MEN'S JOURNAL, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, KANSAS CITY STAR, BROOKLYN MAGAZINE, NPR, HUFFINGTON POST, THE DAILY BEAST, AND BUZZFEED WINNER OF THE 2015 ERNEST J. GAINES AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of Hold It 'Til It Hurts comes a dark and socially provocative Southern-fried comedy about four UC Berkeley students who stage a dramatic protest during a Civil War reenactment-a fierce, funny, tragic work from a bold new writer. Welcome to Braggsville. The City that Love Built in the Heart of Georgia. Population 712 Born and raised in the heart of old Dixie, D'aron Davenport finds himself in unfamiliar territory his freshman year at UC Berkeley. Two thousand miles and a world away from his childhood, he is a small-town fish floundering in the depths of a large, hyper-liberal pond. Caught between the prosaic values of his rural hometown and the intellectualized multicultural cosmopolitanism of Berzerkeley, the nineteen-year-old white kid is uncertain about his place until one disastrous party brings him three idiosyncratic best friends: Louis, a "kung-fu comedian" from California; Candice, an earnest do-gooder claiming Native roots from Iowa; and Charlie, an introspective inner-city black teen from Chicago. They dub themselves the "4 Little Indians." But everything changes in the group's alternative history class, when D'aron lets slip that his hometown hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, recently rebranded "Patriot Days." His announcement is met with righteous indignation, and inspires Candice to suggest a "performative intervention" to protest the reenactment. Armed with youthful self-importance, makeshift slave costumes, righteous zeal, and their own misguided ideas about the South, the 4 Little Indians descend on Braggsville. Their journey through backwoo

Language:

English

Narrators:

MacLeod Andrews

Length:

12h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

28:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

51:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:00