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"I think it is a disservice to the book to describe it as an african american modern day Gatsby. It is a story about the substance of a woman' life both Ava and her mother sylvia in a town in North Carolina where they industry has all closed down. ..."
"JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt,...