In the summer of 1959, two black teens hoping to sneak a beer in the South Carolina woods stumble on a Klan lynching led by the local judge. One bolts. The other freezes and winds up with a choice: join the man about to die, or begin hustling black support the judge needs to advance in politics. In trade, he will enjoy a life of power and comfort. Decades later, Big Ike is about to become the state's first black congressman since Reconstruction. Instead, he finds himself in the same forest, a long rope in his fist, muttering the hated nickname again and again: Bootlicker.
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Award-winning former journalist Steve Piacente serves as deputy communications director at a large federal agency in Washington, and teaches communications classes at his alma mater, American University. Steve, who also holds a Masters in Fiction from Johns Hopkins University, self-published Bella in 2010, and in 2011 was named one of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” by The Authors Show. Bootlicker is the prequel to Bella, which centers on Isabel Moss’ quest to uncover the truth behind her husband's mysterious death on an Afghan battlefield. Visit: www.stevepiacente.com
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, U.S.A., 2012. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 90896613
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 336 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.76 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1470039869