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The sleeping car porter Book
Book | Coach House Books, Toronto : [2022]

  • 11 of 17 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
  • 2 current holds with 17 total copies.
Place Hold
Branch Call Number Location Holdable? Status
Centennial FIC MAYR 2022 Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available
Crystal Ridge FIC MAYR 2022 Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold In transit
Fleming - Beamsville FIC Mayr Adult Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
Fonthill ON ORDER On order collection Copy hold / Volume hold On order
Fonthill MCC Lending Machine FIC Mayr 2022 Adult NEW fiction Not holdable Checked out
Grimsby Fic May Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available
Grimsby Fic May Fiction Copy hold Available
Niagara-on-the-Lake FIC MAYR Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available
Port Colborne FIC MAYR Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available
Rittenhouse - Vineland FIC Mayr Adult Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available
About

"The Sleeping Car Porter brings to life an important part of Black history in North America, from the perspective of a gay man living in a culture that renders him invisible in two ways. Affecting, imaginative, and visceral enough that you'll feel the rocking of the train, The Sleeping Car Porter is a stunning accomplishment. Baxter's name isn't George. But it's 1929, and Baxter is lucky enough, as a Black man, to have a job as a sleeping car porter on a train that crisscrosses the country. So when the passengers call him George, he has to just smile and nod and act invisible. What he really wants is to go to dentistry school, but he'll have to save up a lot of nickel and dime tips to get there, so he puts up with "George." On this particular trip out west, the passengers are more unruly than usual, especially when the train is stalled for two extra days; their secrets start to leak out and blur with the sleep-deprivation hallucinations Baxter is having. When he finds a naughty postcard of two gay men, Baxter's memories and longings are reawakened; keeping it puts his job in peril, but he can't part with the postcard or his thoughts of Edwin Drew, Porter Instructor."--
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  • ISBN: 9781552454589
  • Physical Description: 219 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, [2022]
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references.
  • Awards Note:
    Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2022.

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