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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 Klans 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. Hoovers FBI came to town. Mother and Daddy shake their heads. In their minds, the real beginning was much earlier....

Synopsis:

In the orange-blossomed-scented spring of 1951, Reesa McMahon is awakened in the night to discover that the local Klan has murdered her friend and mentor, 19-year-old Marvin Wiley. Reesa's painful search to make sense of her town's bigotry will pave the way for her rite of passage into adulthood and the country's painful steps toward justice.

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:
9780553381030
Author:
McCarthy Carol
Publisher:
Bantam
Author:
Various
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
vol. 4, no. 3.
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 5 in 9.77 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In the orange-blossomed-scented spring of 1951, Reesa McMahon is awakened in the night to discover that the local Klan has murdered her friend and mentor, 19-year-old Marvin Wiley. Reesa's painful search to make sense of her town's bigotry will pave the way for her rite of passage into adulthood and the country's painful steps toward justice.
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