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Kind of Kin

With the passing of a new state law, it becomes a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. So when Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his ten-year-old grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter, Misty, is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported. Then there's Brown's daughter Sweet, who finds her life unraveling: her father is refusing to speak in court to defend himself, her nephew is missing, her niece is in need of shelter, and the stress of it all is destroying her marriage. Rilla Askew's brilliant, hilarious, and heartfelt novel follows a handful of complicated lawmakers and lawbreakers as workers are exiled, friends turn informers, and families are torn apart in a statewide exodus of Hispanics. In the end, Kind of Kin reveals how an ad hoc family, and an entire town, will unite to do anything necessary to protect its own.

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  • "With the passing of a new state law, it becomes a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. So when Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his ten-year-old grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter, Misty, is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported. Then there's Brown's daughter Sweet, who finds her life unraveling: her father is refusing to speak in court to defend himself, her nephew is missing, her niece is in need of shelter, and the stress of it all is destroying her marriage. Rilla Askew's brilliant, hilarious, and heartfelt novel follows a handful of complicated lawmakers and lawbreakers as workers are exiled, friends turn informers, and families are torn apart in a statewide exodus of Hispanics. In the end, Kind of Kin reveals how an ad hoc family, and an entire town, will unite to do anything necessary to protect its own."@en
  • "With the passing of a new state law, it becomes a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. So when Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his ten-year-old grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter, Misty, is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported. Then there's Brown's daughter Sweet, who finds her life unraveling: her father is refusing to speak in court to defend himself, her nephew is missing, her niece is in need of shelter, and the stress of it all is destroying her marriage.Rilla Askew's brilliant, hilarious, and heartfelt novel follows a handful of complicated lawmakers and lawbreakers as workers are exiled, friends turn informers, and families are torn apart in a statewide exodus of Hispanics. In the end, Kind of Kin reveals how an ad hoc family, and an entire town, will unite to do anything necessary to protect its own."@en
  • "When her father is tossed in jail for hiding a barn full of undocumented Mexicans, her ten-year-old nephew disappears, and her son comes home, bringing trouble with him, Sweet is driven to desperate actions to fix things, which tests her family, friends, and neighbors in unexpected ways."@en
  • "When her father is tossed in jail for hiding a barn full of undocumented Mexicans, her ten-year-old nephew disappears, and her son comes home, bringing trouble with him, Sweet is driven to desperate actions to fix things, which tests her family, friends, and neighbors in unexpected ways."
  • "When her father is tossed in jail for hiding a barn full of undocumented Mexicans, her ten year old nephew disappears, and her son comes home, bringing trouble with him, Sweet is driven to desperate actions to fix things, which tests her family, friends, and neighbours in unexpected ways."
  • "Een Amerikaans gezin raakt ontwricht doordat een politica uit eigenbelang de wet die het herbergen van illegale arbeiders strafbaar stelt strikt naleeft."
  • "Complications arise throughout his family when churchgoing and respected community member Robert John Brown's caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers."@en
  • "Complications arise throughout his family when churchgoing and respected community member Robert John Brown's caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers."
  • "With the passing of a new state law, it becomes a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. When Robert John Brown, a church-going family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barn full of them, he is arrested and sent to prison. This shocking event sends ripples through the town -- dividing neighbors, causing rifts in his family, and spurring controversy across the state. Meanwhile, his ten-year-old grandson tries to help the sole escapee reunite with his family, and his granddaughter struggles after her illegal immigrant husband is deported."
  • "Your Grandpa is a felon and a Christian. He says he's a felon because he's a Christian. So says Aunt Sweet to her nephew Dustin, when her father, who has been raising Dustin, is arrested for hiding migrant workers. The law that makes harbouring 'illegals' an offence is the brainchild of the ferociously ambitious Oklahoma politician Monica Moorehouse. Aunt Sweet takes Dustin in, but Dustin is bullied by her son Carl Albert, and goes on the run, aided by an illegal the sheriffs didn't find. Meanwhile, Sweet is asked by Dustin's married sister to hide her husband, Juanito, a Mexican with."@en

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  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Domestic fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "Kind of Kin"
  • "Kind of Kin"@en
  • "Kind of kin : a novel"@en
  • "Kind of kin"@en
  • "Kind of kin"