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Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands

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Publisher Comments:

Here is one of those rare and remarkable debuts that herald the appearance of a major new talent on the literary scene. Inspired by real events, Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands is a wise and luminous story about a northern family, a southern town, and the senseless murder that sparks an extraordinary act of courage.

To this day, my family is in disagreement as to precisely when the nightmare began. For me, it was the morning Daddy and Luther discovered Marvin, beaten, shot, and dying, in the Klan’s stomping grounds off Round Lake Road. My brother Ren disagrees. He points to the small cluster of scars that begin just outside his left eye and trail horizontally across his temple to the top of his ear. Ren claims it started when the men in white robes took the unprecedented step of shooting at two white children. Others say it was when Mr. Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP and Mr. Hoover’s FBI came to town. Mother and Daddy shake their heads. In their minds, the real beginning was much earlier....

Synopsis:

In 1951, the Ku Klux Klan brutally murders nineteen-year-old Marvin Cully, a crime that transforms the town of Mayflower, Florida, into a battleground as violence erupts across the state and Thurgood Marshall and Harry T. Moore of the NAACP join the Reesa McMahon and her family, owners of a local orange grove, to uncover the killers, in a story based on a real-life crime. A first novel. Reprint.

Synopsis:

In 1951, the brutal murder of nineteen-year-old Marvin Cully transforms the town of Mayflower, Florida, into a battleground as violence erupts across the state and the NAACP joins in the efforts to uncover the killers.

About the Author

Susan Carol McCarthy lives in Carlsbad, California. Her acclaimed debut novel, Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands, was the winner of the 2003 Chautauqua South Fiction Award and was named one of the Best Fiction Books of 2002 by San Diego Magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307418197
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
McCarthy, Susan Carol
Author:
Susan Carol McCarthy
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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"Synopsis" by , In 1951, the Ku Klux Klan brutally murders nineteen-year-old Marvin Cully, a crime that transforms the town of Mayflower, Florida, into a battleground as violence erupts across the state and Thurgood Marshall and Harry T. Moore of the NAACP join the Reesa McMahon and her family, owners of a local orange grove, to uncover the killers, in a story based on a real-life crime. A first novel. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , In 1951, the brutal murder of nineteen-year-old Marvin Cully transforms the town of Mayflower, Florida, into a battleground as violence erupts across the state and the NAACP joins in the efforts to uncover the killers.
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