Name: The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard
Size: 5.19 MB
Title: The Rib King
Author: Ladee Hubbard
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"Ladee Hubbard’s voice is a welcome original." -Mary Gaitskill
Upstairs, Downstairs meets Parasite: The acclaimed author of The Talented Ribkins deconstructs painful African American stereotypes and offers a fresh and searing critique on race, class, privilege, ambition, exploitation, and the seeds of rage in America in this intricately woven and masterfully executed historical novel, set in the late nineteenth-century Chicago that centers around the black servants of a down-on-its heels upper-class white family.
For fifteen years August Sitwell has worked for the Barclays, a well-to-do white family who plucked him from an orphan asylum and gave him a job. The groundskeeper is part of the household’s all-black staff, along with "Miss Mamie," the talented cook, pretty new maid Jennie Williams, and three young kitchen apprentices-the latest orphan boys Mr. Barclay has taken in to civilize; boys like August.