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Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

(2011)
A novel by

 
From renowned playwright Jackie Alexander comes a captivating, masterfully told coming-of-age novel of a young man struggling through his haunting past to discover and save himself.

Stigmatized at birth due to his interracial parentage and reared in a household poisoned by domestic abuse, Kevin Matthews is orphaned at age ten after losing his mother to a violent attack at the hands of his father, who is jailed for the crime. Raised by his paternal grandfather, a Baptist Minister who instills values of the church as a base for recovery, Kevin is content with life in rural Louisiana during the 1970s until disturbing news surfaces
regarding his mother's attack - news that sheds doubt on his father's guilt, and leads Kevin to relive painful memories. As Kevin grows up, the emotional scars of his childhood cast dark clouds over his relationships with women, and his life begins to spiral out of control. Faced with losing all that he loves, Kevin is forced to confront the man who holds the key to his salvation, his father.
Our Daily Bread is a rich and compelling coming-of-age story of a young boy whose journey takes us from the bayous of Louisiana to the big city lights of New York and Paris. Examining family, race, religion, and the lingering effects of domestic abuse, Our Daily Bread questions what defines one's legacy: the surroundings we are born into, or the choices we make thereafter.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Our Daily Bread
Author(s): Jackie Alexander
ISBN: 1-63026-396-6 / 978-1-63026-396-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turner
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Our Daily Bread
Author(s): Jackie Alexander
ISBN: 1-59652-895-8 / 978-1-59652-895-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turner
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February 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Our Daily Bread
Author(s): Jackie Alexander
ISBN: 0-9830405-0-8 / 978-0-9830405-0-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Springsville Press
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Our Daily Bread
Author(s): Jackie Alexander
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
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