Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Griot Audio 2009
CS ISBN 9781440726637 $82.75 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 9781440726644 $123.75 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9781440760235 multiple sources
It's 1921. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a white woman and black man enter an elevator and set in motion one of the most underreported race riots in twentieth-century American history. Jewel Parker Rhodes weaves historical information into an intriguing story of racism, thwarted dreams, and redemption. Cherise Boothe gives a finely nuanced performance of a complex cast of characters. There’s little evidence of an Oklahoma twang in her portrayals, but whether black, white, male, female, sophisticated, or illiterate, every voice is credibly presented. Most important, Booth’s delivery enables one to continue listening to a disturbing account of individuals trying to survive an unconscionable melee of racial hatred and mayhem. P.R. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2010]
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