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Leaving Atlanta

Leaving Atlanta( )
Author: Jones, Tayari
ISBN:978-0-446-69089-8
Publication Date:Aug 2003
Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $13.95USD $16.99
Book Description:

It's summer in Atlanta and black children are disappearing. By the time the heinous killing spree is over, 29 will be dead. This haunting menace provides the backdrop to the exquisitely evocative stories of three children fighting the everyday battles of adolescence.

Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / African American & Black / General
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Southern
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.25 x 8 x 0.625 Inches
Book Weight:0.49 Pounds
Author Biography
Jones, Tayari (Author)


Tayari Jones was born on November 30, 1970 in Atlanta Georgia. She attended Spelman College, University of Iowa, and the University of Georgia. She later attended Arizonia State University to earn her MFA. She went on to teach creative writing at the University of Illinois and George Washington University.

Her first novel, Leaving Atlanta, was written in 2002 while she was a graduate student at Arizonia State University. It was about the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-1981.Her other title's include: The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. She has been awarded the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction, the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship.

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