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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher E P Dutton
Publication date January 1, 2001
Pages 239
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780525945642
ISBN-10 0525945644
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 9 in.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $22.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
KIenzie's childhood in apartment A5 is fraught with violence, alcoholism, and abuse, and the young woman dreams of escaping her own life. By the author of Sugar. 30,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Vivid" hailed the New York Times Book Review of Sugar, Bernice L. McFadden's bestselling debut novel. This beloved new writer returns to the Brooklyn of her childhood in The Warmest December, a triumphant coming-of-age novel.

Childhood can be rough, but for Kenzie growing up in the Lowe home means opening the bottom drawer of her father's dresser to choose which of the three belts coiled, waiting like snakes, she wants to get whipped with; trips to Bee Hive Liquor for her father's vodka; and dreaming of the day she can escape apartment A5. Buoyed by the graceful voice that has become McFadden's trademark, The Warmest December is the incredibly moving story of one family and the alcoholism, that determined years of their lives. Narrated by a young woman reminiscent of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John, and moving from the Brooklyn of the 1970's to 90's, Kenzie Lowe discovers as she visits her dying father that choices she once thought beyond her control are very much hers to make.

Praise for Bernice L. McFadden's bestselling debut, Sugar:

"She's a writer on the caliber of Toni Morrison. Very rich, very woven, and very layered."-The Dallas Morning News

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780525945642 Book cover for 9780786234394
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 1, 2001)
9780786234394 | details & prices | 367 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Kenzie Lowe, who grew up in a Brooklyn household scarred by her alcoholic father's rages and abuse, visits him in the hospital where he is dying, and comes to terms with her past and the choices in her life.
The price comparison is for this edition
from E P Dutton (January 1, 2001)
9780525945642 | details & prices | 239 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Kenzie Lowe, who grew up in a Brooklyn household scarred by her alcoholic father's rages and abuse, visits him in the hospital where he is dying, and comes to terms with her past and the choices in her life.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780452282919 Book cover for 9781617750359
 
With James Frey (other contributor) | from Akashic Books (January 31, 2012)
9781617750359 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.95
Reissue edition from Plume (January 1, 2002)
9780452282919 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Kenzie Lowe, who grew up in a Brooklyn household scarred by her alcoholic father's rages and abuse, visits him in the hospital where he is dying, and comes to terms with her past and the choices in her life.

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