The Last Blue by Isla Morley audiobook

The Last Blue

By Isla Morley
Read by T. Ryder Smith

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781643134185

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664598027

  • ISBN: 9781705001226

Runtime: 11.41 Hours
Category: Fiction/Women
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A luminous narrative inspired by the fascinating real case of the Blue People of Kentucky" that probes questions of identity, love, and family. In 1937, there are recesses in Appalachia no outsiders have ever explored. Two government-sponsored documentarians from Cincinnati, Ohioa writer and photographerare dispatched to penetrate this wilderness and record what they find for President Roosevelts Works Progress Administration. For photographer Clay Havens, the assignment is his last chance to reboot his flagging career. So when he and his journalist partner are warned away from the remote Spooklight Holler outside of town, they set off eagerly in search of a headline story. What they see will haunt Clay into his old age: Jubilee Buford, a woman whose skin is a shocking and unmistakable shade of blue. From this happenstance meeting between a woman isolated from society and persecuted her whole life, and a man accustomed to keeping himself at lens distance from others, comes a mesmerizing story in which the dark shades of betrayal, prejudice, fear, and guilt, are refracted along with the incandescent hues of passion and courage. Panning across the rich rural aesthetic of eastern Kentucky, The Last Blue is a captivating love story and an intimate portrait of what it is like to be truly one of a kind.

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Author Bio: Isla Morley

Author Bio: Isla Morley

Isla Morley grew up in South Africa during apartheid. During the country’s State of Emergency, she graduated from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth with a degree in English literature. By 1994 she was one of the youngest magazine editors in South Africa, but she left career, country, and kin when she married an American and moved to the United States. For more than a decade she pursued a career in nonprofit work, focusing on the needs of women and children. Now in the Los Angeles area, she shares a home with her husband, their daughter, two cats, a dog, and a tortoise.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 11.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English