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Those Bones Are Not My Child

Those Bones Are Not My Child

(1999)
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Written over a span of twelve years, and edited by Toni Morrison, who calls Those Bones Are Not My Child the author's magnum opus, Bambara's last novel leaves us with an enduring and revelatory chronicle of an American nightmare.

In a suspenseful novel of uncommon depth and intensity, Toni Cade Bambara renders a harrowing portrait of a city under siege. Having elected its first black mayor in 1980, Atlanta projected an image of political progressiveness and prosperity. But between September 1979 and June 1981, more than forty black children were kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and brutally murdered throughout "The City Too Busy to Hate."

A separated mother of three holding down several jobs, Zala Spencer has managed to survive on the margins of a flourishing economy until she awakens the morning of Sunday, July 20, 1980, to find her teenage son Sonny missing. As the hours turn into days, Zala realizes that Sonny is among the many cases of missing children just beginning to attract national attention. Growing increasingly disillusioned with the authorities, who respond to Sonny's disappearance with cold indifference, Zala and her estranged husband embark on a desperate search. Through the eyes of a family seized by anguish and terror, we watch a city roiling with political, racial, and class tensions.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Those Bones Are Not My Child: A novel
Author(s): Toni Cade Bambara, Estate of Toni Cade Bambara
ISBN: 0-679-44261-8 / 978-0-679-44261-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

October 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Those Bones are Not My Child
Author(s): Toni Cade Bambara
ISBN: 0-7043-4655-9 / 978-0-7043-4655-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
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October 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Those Bones Are Not My Child: A Novel
Author(s): Toni Cade Bambara
ISBN: 0-679-77408-4 / 978-0-679-77408-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Those Bones are Not My Child
Author(s): Toni Cade Bambara
ISBN: 0-7043-4654-0 / 978-0-7043-4654-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Those Bones Are Not My Child: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Toni Cade Bambara
Publisher: Vintage
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