Upstate

A Novel

Kalisha Buckhanon: Read by Chadwick Boseman and Heather Simms

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UPSTATE is an absolutely stunning, powerful coming of age novel filled with tragedy, struggle, love and triumph—a modern The Color Purple
Set in New York in the 80s and 90s, UPSTATE tells the story of two young lovers, Antonio and Natasha, torn apart by tragedy and struggling to survive against all odds. When a horrific tragedy sends Antonio to jail, their worlds turn upside down.
Antonio struggles to stay alive on the inside; Natasha battles society on the outside. Over the course of 10 years, they share an intimate correspondence as their lives change dramatically and they often have only each other to turn to. Will fate bring them back together, or will they remain forever apart? Ripe with unforgettable characters and two haunting voices, UPSTATE is an audio program not to be missed.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Kalisha Buckhanon's novel Upstate, an absolutely stunning, powerful coming of age novel filled with tragedy, struggle, love and triumph—a modern The Color Purple. Set in New York in the 80's and 90's, Upstate tells the story of two young lovers, Antonio and Natasha, torn apart by tragedy and struggling to survive against all odds. When a horrific tragedy sends Antonio to jail, their worlds turn upside down.

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“Wild and beautiful...The story is told using the epistolary form with a brilliant skill not seen since The Color Purple.”—Sapphire, national bestselling author of Push

“Heartbreaking and true...I’d read it again just for the power of the language.”—Dorothy Allison, National Book Award finalist and national bestelling author of Bastard Out of Carolina and Cavedweller

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Kalisha Buckhanon: Read by Chadwick Boseman and Heather Simms

KALISHA BUCKHANON was born in Kankakee, Illinois in 1977. She has been the recipient of awards and fellowships from the NAACP, Andrew Mellon Fund, Illinois Arts Council, Illinois Young Authors Commission, Mary Roberts Rhinehart Fund and the Chicago Black Writer’s Conference. Her work has appeared in such publications as Michigan Quarterly Review and Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New School University and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. She has taught literacy and writing to children on Chicago’s South Side, in Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Upstate is her first novel.

Kalisha Buckhanon
Chadwick Boseman
Heather Simms

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Upstate
A Novel
Kalisha Buckhanon: Read by Chadwick Boseman and Heather Simms

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ALA Alex Awards Winner (Adult for Young Adults), Audie Award Winner

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
January 2005
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593976514
ISBN10: 1593976518
Audio Run Time: 5:49
$14.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
January 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312332693
ISBN10: 0312332696
5 x 7 1/2 inches, 256 pages
$13.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429902441
ISBN10: 1429902442
289 pages
$9.98
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