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Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2009

 

Alabama 1931 and nine black youths fight with white ‘trash’ boys all riding illegally on a freight train.  Two white girls cry rape.  The ensuing court case found the black boys guilty although one of the girls later retracted her statement.  That is fact.  This very fine novel recreates the episode through the eyes of the girl who changed her story and an ambitious female reporter incensed by the miscarriage of justice.  It is an extraordinary book of race, class, prejudice, anti-Semitism and injustice, powerfully told and really capturing the north/south division of the time, but most importantly the racial hatred, very much in the vein of a fictional In Cold Blood.

Comparison: Jim Harrison, Pat Conroy.

 

Click here to read Ellen Feldman's post about racial prejudice in America.

Sarah Broadhurst

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