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Black & white : a novel

Author: Lewis Shiner
Publisher: Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When Michael follows his dying father to North Carolina, a lifetime of lies begins to unravel. His pursuit of his father's past--haunted by voodoo, adultery and murder--takes him to a place called Hayti, once the most prosperous black community in the South. Now the mysteries of Michael's own heritage become a matter of life and death, as racial conflicts barely restrained since the 1960s erupt again.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Domestic fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shiner, Lewis.
Black & white.
Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2008
(OCoLC)648770191
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Shiner
ISBN: 9781596061712 1596061715 9781596063020 1596063025 9781596061729 1596061723
OCLC Number: 184829621
Description: 367 p. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Black and white
Responsibility: Lewis Shiner.

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When Michael follows his dying father to North Carolina, a lifetime of lies begins to unravel. His pursuit of his father's past--haunted by voodoo, adultery and murder--takes him to a place called Hayti, once the most prosperous black community in the South. Now the mysteries of Michael's own heritage become a matter of life and death, as racial conflicts barely restrained since the 1960s erupt again.

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Unreal reality

by Lmcshane (WorldCat user published 2009-07-28) Excellent Permalink

While this storyt seems so improbable (the story takes place in Durham, but it could be Cleveland, Ohio, too), it's the reality we live with in every major community in America.  It's a parable for our times.  How do we undo the past and live together as family?  My only criticism...
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