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The Mercy Seat (eBook)

de Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: Grove Atlantic
Edição ou reimpressão: maio de 2018
22,52€
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One of the finest writers of her generation (Brad Watson), and author of three previously acclaimed novels, Elizabeth H. Winthrop delivers a brave new book that will launch her distinguished career anew. An incisive, meticulously crafted portrait of race, racism, and injustice in the Jim Crow era South that is as intimate and tense as a stage drama,The Mercy Seat is a stunning account of one towns foundering over a trauma in their midst.

On the eve of his execution, eighteen year old Willie Jones sits in his cell in New Iberia awaiting his end. Across the state, a truck driven by a convict and his keeper carries the executioners chair closer. On a nearby highway, Willies father Frank lugs a gravestone on the back of his fading, old mule. In his office the DA who prosecuted Willie reckons with his sentencing, while at their gas station at the crossroads outside of town, married couple Ora and Dale grapple with their grief and their secrets.

As various members of the township consider and reflect on what Willies execution means, an intricately layered and complex portrait of a Jim Crow era Southern community emerges.  Moving from voice to voice, Winthrop elegantly brings to stark light the story of a town, its people, and its injustices.The Mercy Seat is a brutally incisive and tender novel from one of our most acute literary observers.

The Mercy Seat
ISBN: 9780802165688 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: Grove Atlantic Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Literatura  >  Ficção

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