Roger Pinckney Little Glory

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Little Glory

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The high-spirited, often humorous adventures of a boy growing up in World War II-era rural South Carolina are at the heart of this remarkable novel. Little Mac McCloud, son of the sheriff of a remote coastal county, recounts the youthful encounters that shape his world and the stratification that forces blacks and whites to live separate yet interdependent lives. Little Mac's world revolves around Little Glory, the family plantation that never recovered from the Civil War, and the nearby rivers, marshes, and waterways that provide his highway to an assortment of bewitching adventures and escapades. An array of fascinating characters whose dialogue is deeply influenced by the black Gullah culture of the Carolinas are introduced. They share modest lives and uncommon bonds amidst the great physical beauty of the Lowcountry.

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Little Glory It's 1942 in Albemarle, South Carolina, a sleepy coastal village where blacks and whites live together in a social and physical landscape still scarred by the Cival War. But there is another war cooking, and German subs are prowling just offshore and maybe slipping spies ashore on moonless nights. Voodooists and bootleggers are cooking, too, and when the young sheriff moves to enforce the law, he unleashes a bizarre chain of events. Little Mac McCloud tells a story. He's the sheriff's 9-year-old son, and he and his black sidekick, Harley Davidson, have the run of Little Glory, a relic of an old rice plantation. But they have to keep clear of Miss Althea, Harley's momma, who rules the kitchen with an iron hand. Little Mac and Harley fish the waterways, stalk the woodlands and keep their eyes peeled for German spies while the sheriff struggles to keep the bootleggers, voodoo men and stray felons under control. When Little Mac's life is saved by a voodoo doctor, he gets his first lessons in the hard moral choices of an era. Little Glory is a wonderous story with characters, places and dialogue you will never forget. In the final analysis, it is a remarkable story of love between a boy and his father. Back Flap Copy Roger Pinckney is a prolific writer whose articles appear regularly in the nation's quality hunting and sporting magazines. His published works include The Right Side of the River (Wyrick & Company 2002); The Beaufort Chronicles and Blue Roots: The African American Folk Magic of the Gullah People. Pinckney lives on Daufuskie Island, one of the last of the Sea Islands to remain isolated and sparsely settled. Jacket illustration:Carew Rice Jacket design by Sally Heineman

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This high-spirited, often humorous, never predictable adventures of a boy growing up in a rural, WWII era South Carolina is the subject of this remarkable book. The lively dialogue and unforgettable characters make this a delightful read. If you grew up with scrappy Tom Sawyer, you'll love Little Mac McCloud and his sidekick Harley Davidson.
Praise for Little Glory
"The Low-country South Carolina coast, the 1940s, black and whites, and a wild imagination--Roger Pinckney's Little Glory offers an amalgam of voodoo, law enforcement, crime, punishment, coming-of-age, in a volatile mixture of tall tale-telling."
Louis D. Rubin, Jr. founder of Algonquin Books
Praise for The RIght Side Of the River
These essays...introduce you to as entertaining a cast of characters as you'll find around here. Thirty years ago, a young man named Pat Conroy wrote about teaching at the island's schoolhouse in The Water is Wide. Here (The Right Side if the River) Pinckney shows you the rest of the island.
Post & Courier
Pinckney gives us the kind of stories we really want to know from a mysterious place, the stories in which personalities and legends stand equally, and all to humanly, on historical ground.
The Sun News
The Right Side of the River is sometimes funny, always impassioned, and never predictable--a great read for anyone who has loved an unsettled place.
Natural Home

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