The Resource A killing in this town, Olympia Vernon, (electronic resource)

A killing in this town, Olympia Vernon, (electronic resource)

Label
A killing in this town
Title
A killing in this town
Statement of responsibility
Olympia Vernon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning author Olympia Vernon's third novel, A Killing in This Town, is a taut, poetic masterpiece that exhumes a horrific epoch from the annals of the American South. There is a menace in the woods of Bullock County, Mississippi, and not only for the black man destined to be lynched when a white boy comes of age. The white men who work at the Plant are in danger, too, but they refuse to heed Earl Thomas's urgent message that the factory is slowly killing them; turning a deaf ear to the black pastor. Thomas knows he should try to deliver the message again, but he hears the blood of his murdered friend calling to him from the ground, and fears that he will be the next black man to be dragged to his death. Adam Pickens, a white boy now on the eve of his thirteenth birthday, isn't sure he wants to wear the garb being readied for him by the Klan seamstress, or participate in the town's ugly ritual. It is only when Gill Mender-a man haunted by past sins-returns that redemption seems possible. A transfixing and pivotal work of fiction, A Killing in This Town exposes the fragile hierarchy of a society poisoned by hatred, and shows the power of an individual to stand up to the demons of history and bring the cycle of violence to an end
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Vernon, Olympia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Factories
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Working class
  • Electronic books
  • Mississippi
  • Lynching
  • Boys
Target audience
adult
Label
A killing in this town, Olympia Vernon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11784595
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11784595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11784595
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11784595
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A killing in this town, Olympia Vernon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11784595
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11784595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11784595
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11784595
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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