In West Mills : a novel

by Winslow, De'Shawn Charles,

Format: Print Book 2019.
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Summary

For readers of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie and The Turner House , an intimately told story about a woman living by her own rules and the rural community that struggles to understand her.

Azalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors' gossip won't keep Knot from what she loves best: cheap moonshine, nineteenth-century literature, and the company of men. And yet, Knot is starting to learn that her freedom comes at a high price. Alone in her one-room shack, ostracized from her relatives and cut off from her hometown, Knot turns to her neighbor, Otis Lee Loving, in search of some semblance of familyand home.

Otis Lee is eager to help. A lifelong fixer, Otis Lee is determined to steer his friends and family away from decisions that will cause them heartache and ridicule. After his failed attempt as a teenager to help his older sister, Otis Lee discovers a possible path to redemption in the chaos Knot brings to his doorstep. But while he's busy trying to fix Knot's life, Otis Lee finds himself powerless to repair the many troubles within his own family, as the long-buried secrets of his troubled past begin to come to light.

Set in an African American community in rural North Carolina from 1941 to 1987, In West Mills is a magnificent, big-hearted small-town story about family, friendship, storytelling, and the redemptive power of love.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Beginning in the 1940s and spanning 40 years, Winslow's debut novel shares themes of acceptance and the importance of community through the eyes of a fierce, memorable antiheroine. In the small North Carolina town of West Mills, Azalea Knot Centre is committed to living life on her own terms. She needs nothing especially not the man she just kicked to the curb other than her moonshine and Dickens' novels and, later, her neighbors Otis Lee and Pep, who are like family and come to Knot's rescue when she discovers she is pregnant. West Mills may be a small town, but it is chock-full of memorable characters and big, years-spanning secrets. Winslow is a natural storyteller whose writing is like a mash-up of Zora Neale Hurston and Edward Kelsey Moore, and his characters spark to life, especially Knot, who Winslow magically makes both enraging and endearing. Although at times entire years are glossed over in this short novel, its humor and heart will win over many readers.--Kathy Sexton Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Winslow's stellar debut follows the residents of a black neighborhood in a tiny North Carolina town over the course of several decades, beginning in 1941 and ending in 1987. At the center of the novel is ornery Azalea, nicknamed Knot. Twenty-six when the novel begins, she has moved to West Mills, where she now teaches in the elementary school, to get away from her middle-class family and to keep her drinking problem a secret from them. She never wants for male companionship, but her two closest friends are men with whom she has no romantic interest. Sweet, stable Otis Lee, who lives next door with beloved, mouthy wife Pep, keeps Knot grounded as she tries to choose between motherhood and independence. Gay bartender Valley, who spends years in D.C. and Europe between stretches in West Mills, provides her with a sense of the world outside. Events in that outside world, including WWII and the civil rights movement, touch lightly on the residents of the town, but most of their attention goes to personal relationships and to holding on to secrets that give them leverage over others. Knot is a wonderful character, with a stubborn commitment to her own desires. Winslow has a finely tuned ear for the way the people of this small town talk, and his unpretentiously poetic prose goes down like a cool drink of water on a hot day. Agent: PJ Mark, Janklow & Nesbit Associates. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Fiction.
Country life -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
North Carolina -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2019.
Language English
Description 261 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781635573404
1635573408
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