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A story of family secrets and taboos, No Pockets in a Shroud unfolds like a Chinese box, a story within a story. The core story involves two brothers in love with the same woman. In the first generation, the mother, Miss Magg, loved the younger brother, Tigter Godbolt. However, an insecrure orphan, Miss magg wound up marrying the older staid brother, Reverend Godbolt, for secuity. Irnonically, years later, the daughter, Nefertiti, also marries the brother who was her parents' 'pick,' as the original love triangle...
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Overview

A story of family secrets and taboos, No Pockets in a Shroud unfolds like a Chinese box, a story within a story. The core story involves two brothers in love with the same woman. In the first generation, the mother, Miss Magg, loved the younger brother, Tigter Godbolt. However, an insecrure orphan, Miss magg wound up marrying the older staid brother, Reverend Godbolt, for secuity. Irnonically, years later, the daughter, Nefertiti, also marries the brother who was her parents' 'pick,' as the original love triangle is mirrored in the next generation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964757615
  • Publisher: Black Butterfly Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2000

    The Truth.....Naked and Uncovered

    No Pockets In A Shroud Maxine Thompson Black Butterfly Press Reviewed by Pat G'Orge-Walker, Christian Book Reviewer for NetNoir Fast paced drama leaping off of all 244 pages. One secret after another being uncovered. You cry, you laugh, you challenge your own motives for keeping secrets. But, you will also wait at the bookstore for another riveting book from Maxine Thompson. Like so many, I read Maxine Thompson's 'The Ebony Tree' before 'No Pockets In A Shroud.' The characters Jewel Shepard and others took us on an emotional rollercoaster with leaps and bounds thru shame, betrayal and secrets. However, I wanted to know what started this journey of disgrace. The answer is given in 'No Pockets In A Shroud,' the forerunner of 'The Ebony Tree.' 'No Pockets In A Shroud' is the ultimate definition of ....'What's done in the dark will come out in the light.' It is written with the boldness and tenacity that has become the signature for Maxine Thompson. Imagine Nefertitti, absent from her family because of her imagined shame. She returns only to find that she was the only one who didn't have a reason to be ashamed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2000

    We all have family secrets....

    No Pockets In A Shroud is a story of family secrets and lies. Maxine Thompson decribes how the Goldbolt family lies from generation to generation and those family secrets eventually tears the family apart. This book is a must read for the whole family. No Pockets is the medicine that heals the wounds of family troubles. Good job Maxine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2000

    MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is the only one of the many books that I have read this year that I loved with a passion, it took me 2 days to read because I needed to know what was next, of course I overslept on those mornings but it was worth it. Maxine Thompson is a great and wonderful writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2000

    Great Read!

    I loved it! A Great Book! I work in an elementary library and I think this will one day be a required reading for high school students. The story is a fast read, and I was thoroughly engaged from beginning to end!

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