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Review of ‘The Twelve-Mile Straight’

Born into the enclave at Twelve-Mile Straight, Winna Jean, a white baby girl, and Wilson, a mixed-race boy, bear all its entanglements and liaisons.

In both her 2011 hit, Ten Thousand Saints, and her new novel, The Twelve-Mile Straight, Eleanor Henderson uses complex family dynamics to depict an era—the former with 1980s New York…

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