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God bless you, Otis Spunkmeyer

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First edition.

"After a deployment in the Iraq War dually defined by threat and interminable mundanity, Joseph Thomas is fighting to find his footing. Now a doctoral student at The University, and an EMS worker at the hospital in North Philly, he encounters round the clock friends and family from his past life and would-be future at his job, including contemporaries of his estranged father, a man he knows little about, serving time at Holmesburg prison for the statutory rape of his then-teenage mother. Meanwhile, he andhis best friend Ray, a fellow vet, are alternatingly bonding over and struggling with their shared experience and return to civilian life, locked in their own rhythms of lust, heartbreak, and responsibility. Balancing the joys and frustrations of singlefatherhood, his studies, and ceaseless shifts at the hospital as he becomes closer than he ever imagined to his father, Joseph tries to articulate vernacular understandings of the sociopolitical struggles he recounts as participant-observer at home, against the assumptions of his friends and colleagues. GOD BLESS YOU, OTIS SPUNKMEYER is a powerful examination of every day black life-of health and sex, race and punishment, and the gaps between our desires and our politics"--

Available copies

  • 3 of 9 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 9 total copies.
Location Call Number /
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Barcode Status /
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Croton Free Library FICTION/THOMAS (Text)
New Fiction
31006151977709
In transit
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Greenburgh Public Library THOMAS (Text)
New Fiction
31009154332377
Checked out
07/19/2024
Larchmont Public Library THOMAS (Text)
New Fiction
31014153404573
Available
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Lewisboro Library FICTION THOMAS (Text)
New Fiction
31032151434590
In transit
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Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
New Fiction
31021153947428
Checked out
08/01/2024
Pound Ridge Library District FIC THOMAS (Text)
New Fiction
31026151191416
Checked out
07/25/2024
Somers Library FICTION THOMAS (Text)
New Fiction
31031152200646
Available
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White Plains Public Library ACQ176181 (Text)
On Order
ACQ176181
On order
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Yonkers Riverfront Library FIC Thomas (Text)
New Fiction
31035700070476
Available
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