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The talented Ribkins : a novel, Ladee Hubbard

Label
The talented Ribkins : a novel
Title
The talented Ribkins
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ladee Hubbard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At seventy-two, Johnny Ribkins shouldn't have such problems: He's got one week to come up with the money he stole from his mobster boss or it's curtains for Johnny. What may or may not be useful to Johnny as he flees is that he comes from an African-American family that has been gifted with rather super powers that are rather sad, but superpowers nonetheless. For example, Johnny's father could see colors no one else could see. His brother could scale perfectly flat walls. His cousin belches fire. And Johnny himself can make precise maps of any space you name, whether he's been there or not. In the old days, the Ribkins family tried to apply their gifts to the civil rights effort, calling themselves The Justice Committee. But when their, eh, superpowers proved insufficient, the group fell apart. Out of frustration Johnny and his brother used their talents to stage a series of burglaries, each more daring than the last. Fast forward a couple decades and Johnny's on a race against the clock to dig up loot he's stashed all over Florida. His brother is gone, but he has an unexpected sidekick: his brother's daughter, Eloise, who has a special superpower of her own."--
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Provided by publisher
Awards note
  • Faulkner-Wisdom Prize
  • 2016 Rona Jaffe Award
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hubbard, Ladee,
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • African American families
Label
The talented Ribkins : a novel, Ladee Hubbard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
990778048
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781612196367
Lccn
2017018187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027393317
System control number
(OCoLC)990778048
Label
The talented Ribkins : a novel, Ladee Hubbard
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
990778048
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781612196367
Lccn
2017018187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027393317
System control number
(OCoLC)990778048

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