Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2007
CD ISBN 9781594835469 $29.98 Five CDs
DD ISBN $20.99
Tademy once again mixes family history, fiction, and fact in this story of the 1872 Reconstruction riot in Colfax, Virgina. As the story opens, Lucy, a centenarian, looks back on "the scary time." Her voice is portrayed by Gammy Singer with rhythmic cadences as rich as gospel. The historic part of the novel focuses on Sam, one of a handful of black men determined to fight for his rights and the safety of his community. Tim Cain's voice is strong and deep as he recounts the horrifying details of the massacre of more than one hundred black men by white supremacists. Then he follows the families' struggles for betterment in succeeding generations. S.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
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