Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

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Bluebird, Bluebird Read Online Free - A powerful thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV show Empire.

When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.

When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt.

A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America.

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ISBN : 0316363294
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 307 pages


Paromjit rated it ★★★★★

September 05, 2017

Attica Locke has written a superb novel that is bleak, compelling, atmospheric, with a strong sense of location of small town East Texas, that depressingly mirrors many parts of the USA today. It gives us the disturbingly unsettling everyday experiences of Darren Mathews that suggest nothing has...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★★

October 29, 2017

"The men rarely stood on common ground--belying the trope of twins who think with one mind_but for he fact that they were Matthews men, a tribe going back generations in rural East Texas, black men whose self regard was both a natural state of being and a survival technique. His uncle's adhered...

Julie rated it ★★★★★

December 10, 2017

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke Engrossing and laden with atmospheric foreboding- This novel is packed with emotions, thick racial tensions and family dramas. I could almost imagine blues rifts playing in the background as the events in Lark, Texas unfolded. I could envision the town, the peopl...

Esil rated it ★★★★☆

November 08, 2017

I had to keep reminding myself that Bluebird, Bluebird is set today, and not fifty years ago or so. It's depiction of race relations in rural Texas is reminiscent of books I have read about the Jim Crow era, and is quite bleak to say the least. It's a mystery of sorts. Troubled African American T...

James rated it ★★★★☆

January 25, 2018

Darren Mathews is a rarity in that he's a black Texas Ranger. He also has troubles of his own that may cost him his career and his marriage. While his future, both professional and personal, hangs in the balance, Darren finds himself in Lark, a tiny East Texas town out in the middle of nowhere, w...

Rincey rated it ★★★★☆

September 16, 2017


Donna rated it ★★★★★

August 06, 2017

"Geneva Sweet ran an orange extension cord past Mayva Greenwood, Beloved Wife and Mother, May She Rest With her Heavenly Father." The first line of this novel caught my attention immediately. What a great beginning! And it only got better from there. Being from Texas, and being very familiar with...

Donna rated it ★★★★☆

October 13, 2017

Climate change, they call it. This keep up and I'll live long enough to see hell on earth, I guess. This story was not what I thought it might be at the start. It went a different route and went deeper, examining prejudice and racial tensions in a way I haven't read about before, seen through the...

Cindy rated it ★★★★★

November 12, 2017

4.5 stars Bluebird, Bluebird is a complex, multi-layered mystery that takes place in a small East Texas town. The tale is dark, thought-provoking and well-written. I liked but didn’t love the protagonist, Ranger Darren Matthews, who is a bit too troubled but smart and compassionate. The plot’s res...

Monica **can't read fast enough** rated it ★★★★★

September 14, 2017

In Bluebird, Bluebird Locke tackles the difficulty of being a black man in the south with education, status, and the drive to make things better. Locke begins to peel back the layers of what it means to call a place that is not always welcoming home. Of being drawn to a place that is hostile to y...

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