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Nobody Said Amen: A Novel by Tracy Sugarman PDF

By Tracy Sugarman

(Published in organization with the Westport Library, Westport, Connecticut)

Written via an intimate player within the turbulent civil rights flow in Mississippi, Nobody stated Amen tells the tales of 2 households’ lives, one white, one black, as they navigate the demanding, tilting panorama created through the arriving of “outside agitators” and social switch to the Mississippi Delta within the 1960s.

Owner of an excellent plantation, Luke Claybourne is a made from Southern attitudes, a good guy who feels chargeable for the black households who make his plantation run, yet who's detest to just accept the adjustments invaluable for its survival. while he loses his plantation, his complete global is shattered. Led by means of his spouse, Willy, and their friendship with a Northern journalist, Luke is pressured to come back to phrases with a brand new lifestyle within the post--Civil Rights period South.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Mack, a tender black Mississippian best a bunch of scholars who've come to Shiloh to aid blacks achieve the ideal to vote, has turn into a aim of the Klan—savagely overwhelmed whereas in prison and threatened with a burning move. His love affair with Eula, a Claybourne worker, highlights the tensions and dangers of attempting to love within the shadow of a racist world.

Rich with a colourful roster of the folk in Shiloh, no one acknowledged Amen tells a positive American tale.

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