The Resource Grant Park, Leonard Pitts, Jr

Grant Park, Leonard Pitts, Jr

Label
Grant Park
Title
Grant Park
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Pitts, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Grant Park is a page-turning and provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America, blending the absurd and the poignant in a powerfully well-crafted narrative that showcases Pitts's gift for telling emotionally wrenching stories. Grant Park begins in 1968, with Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis. The story then moves to the eve of the 2008 election, and cuts between the two eras as it unfolds. Disillusioned columnist Malcolm Toussaint, fueled by yet another report of unarmed black men killed by police, hacks into his newspaper's server to post an incendiary column that had been rejected by his editors. Toussaint then disappears, and his longtime editor, Bob Carson, is summarily fired within hours of the column's publication. While a furious Carson tries to find Toussaint-at the same time dealing with the reappearance of a lost love from his days as a 60s activist-Toussaint is abducted by two improbable but still-dangerous white supremacists plotting to explode a bomb at Obama's planned rally in Grant Park. Toussaint and Carson are forced to remember the choices they made as idealistic, impatient young men, when both their lives were changed profoundly by their work in the civil rights movement. "--
  • ""A novel that weaves together the stories of two veteran journalists from Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis to the 2008 presidential election"--Provided by publisher"--
Summary
A novel that weaves together the stories of two veteran journalists from Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis to the 2008 presidential election
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10449979
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pitts, Leonard
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Editors
  • Journalists
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Editors
  • Journalists
  • Race discrimination
  • Race relations
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Grant Park, Leonard Pitts, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907154815
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781932841916
Lccn
2015021248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907154815
Label
Grant Park, Leonard Pitts, Jr
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907154815
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781932841916
Lccn
2015021248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907154815

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