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Inside this Book – But that afternoon there was an orchestra playing. Music filling the brownstone. Black fingers pulling violin bows and strumming cellos, dark lips around horns, a small brown girl with pale pink nails on flute. Malcolm’s younger brother, his dark skin glistening, blowing somberly into a harmonica. A broad-shouldered woman on harp. From my place on the stairs, I could see through the windows curious white people stopping in front of the building to listen. And as I descended, the music grew softer, the lyrics inside my head becoming a whisper, I knew a girl named Nikki, I guess you could say she was a sex fiend. No vocalist. The little girl didn’t know the words. The broad- shouldered woman, having once belted them out loud while showering, was now saved and refused to remember them. Iris wouldn’t allow them to be sung and Malcolm’s brother’s sweet seven-year-old mouth was full. Still, they moved through my head as though Prince himself were beside me. I met her in a hotel lobby masturbating with a magazine. And in the room, there was the pink and the green of my grandmother’s sorority, the black and gold of my grandfather’s Alpha brothers—gray-haired and straight-backed, flashing gold-capped teeth and baritone A-Phi-A! as I made my entrance. High-pitched calls of Skee-wee answering back to them. Another dream for me in their calling out to each other. Of course you’re gonna pledge one day, my grandmother said to me over and over again. When I was a child, she surprised me once with a gift-wrapped hoodie, pale pink with My Grandmother Is An AKA in bright green letters.
Inside this book –Red at the Bone PDF Book by Jacqueline Woodson – His daughter was descending the stairs. As the orchestra his in-laws paid for played, she was taking each step as though the world had stopped for her, as though this moment were the only moment on earth with her in it. And she was fine as hell—this girl, no, this woman. This seed of his, this cry into the night. This apology of a child, Iris, I didn’t mean to. Damn. I’m so, so sorry. When had it happened—her with so much of Iris, the cheekbones, the slant of the eyes, the smile with so much . . . what was that thing behind their smiles? Some long- held secret about you. Both of them knowing you, knowing what you’d been up to, as though they could see, taste, and smell it on you. Aubrey had seen that smile so many times over the past fourteen, no fifteen, sixteen years. Where were the years? And still. And still, this moment with Melody walking toward them and this whack-ass rendering of Prince filling the house. Aubrey leaned back against the wall, his hands felt unsure suddenly. Iris had hers pressed to her mouth. But what is the father of the child supposed to do with his hands? His big open hands. Where were they supposed to go when all they wanted was to reach out for this child, hug her, hide her from the world? These hands that had learned at seventeen how to snatch smelly diapers away from her tiny body, rub A&D ointment over her rashed behind, hold her until the stinging stopped. Until the crying stopped. Hold her—over his shoulder with his massive hand behind her fragile head, then on his chest, in his lap, in his arms, on his back, both shoulders, his hand on her shoulder as she scooted too fast away from him. . . . Who was this now, descending the stairs? This child he made and raised and loved. God, how he loved every single cell dividing.
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- Full Book Name – Red at the Bone
- Author of this Book – Jacqueline Woodson
- Language – English
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