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Jessie flees from her oppressive home into the heat of Mississippi's "Freedom Summer," where she champions for civil rights and finds a lifelong friend in Macon, a woman who supports her through years of triumph and turmoil. National ad/promo. Tour.
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aging saga of unconditional friendship, love, and foregiveness...Golden's style is modern, refreshing and accurately captures a slice of African-American life."
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES
In the exciting, yet frightening days of Freedom Summer in 1963, two very different African-American women meet, each to discover in the other an elegant completion of herself. Jessie, running from her sexually abusive father and distant mother, is a born actress. In the movement she discovers an unknown world of personal freedom that could shape her into an extraordinary talent or destroy her from within. Macon, beautiful, fearless, and brilliant, knows she is too good to settle for less than she's worth, but her activism threatens the man she loves.
In a vital time of politics and passion, dedication and distress, two women struggle to recreate themselves and their world--and learn to love the fight.
Marita Golden is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. Her books include After, Migrations of the Heart, Saving Our Sons, and Don’t Play in the Sun. She is the founder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, an organization that supports African American writers. She lives in Mitchellville, Maryland.
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Book Description Doubleday, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0385415060
Book Description Doubleday, NY, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Seller Inventory # 046659
Book Description Doubleday, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0385415060
Book Description Doubleday, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110385415060