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Leaving Cecil Street: A novel

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A riveting tale about a back-room abortion that has devastating consequences for two teenage girls on a close knit Philadelphia block circa 1972 Block parties were king in this West Philadelphia neighborhood, especially the year Cecil Street decided to have two. These energetic, sensual street celebrations serve as backdrops to the story of best friends Neet and Shay and their families. When Neet becomes pregnant by one of the corner boys, Shay arranges an abortion that goes terribly awry when Neet begins to hemorrhage. Neet is left unable to bear children and to Shay's horror slips under the spell of her mother Alberta's severe, esoteric religious beliefs. Shay is left to struggle with the grief of losing a cherished friendship, while she also bears witness to the the disintegration of her parents' marriage. The story climaxes during the second block party, during which time it is discovered that Neet and Alberta have disappeared from Cecil Street—the holy-roller mother, Alberta, having finally been set free from the shackles of her church by none other than Shay's father.
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9780688163853
9780061875779
9781501900228
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-01-29 20:02:01PM
Last Indexed2021-06-12 00:04:22AM
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subject_facetAbortion -- Fiction
African American families -- Fiction
African American teenage girls -- Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Historical fiction
Literature
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Fiction
South Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Fiction
Teenage pregnancy -- Fiction
title_displayLeaving Cecil Street
title_fullLeaving Cecil Street / Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Leaving Cecil Street : a novel [electronic resource] / Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Leaving Cecil Street [electronic resource] / Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Leaving cecil street [electronic resource] : A novel. Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Leaving cecil street [electronic resource]. Diane McKinney-Whetstone
title_shortLeaving Cecil Street
title_subA novel
topic_facetAbortion
African American families
African American teenage girls
African Americans
Electronic books
Fiction
Literature
Teenage pregnancy