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Earl in the Yellow Shirt

A novel by

From a new literary star and acclaimed author of Pawpaw Patch, Necessary Lies and Dark of the Moon comes the haunting and poignant novel of a family in crisis, set in the backwoods of Georgia.

Meet the Scurvy family, an impoverished clan who are the scourge of their small white-trash community. Mother has died in childbirth, leaving behind her newborn and four uneducated children. Father, a toothless and slothful man, cannot muster the money for her funeral. Their 15-year-old daughter, the only girl among three brothers, realizes that the newborn infant is now hers to raise; something that will finally put meaning into her life. And the brothers find themselves enlisted by the town's corrupt bigwig to run moonshine a risky venture, but the only way they'll be able to earn the money to bury their mother.

Written in a powerful voice unique to Daugharty, Earl in the Yellow Shirt is narrated in alternating chapters by each of the main characters, their voices corning to the story with different nuances of hope and despair. It is a compelling work that solidifies Daugharty's versatile storytelling talents.

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Hardback Editions

February 1997 : USA Hardback

Title: Earl in the Yellow Shirt: A Novel
Author(s): Janice Daugharty
ISBN: 0-06-018750-6 / 978-0-06-018750-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

February 1997 : USA Paperback

Title: Earl in the Yellow Shirt: Novel, A
Author(s): Janice Daugharty
ISBN: 0-06-092898-0 / 978-0-06-092898-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Earl in the Yellow Shirt: Novel, A
Author(s): Janice Daugharty
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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