Ellen Feldman - Scottsboro (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9781447275343
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2009, a novel inspired by the shocking true story of the Scottsboro boys.
With an introduction by Jayne Anne Phillips.
A posse stops a freight train and arrests nine black youths. Their crime: fighting with white boys. Then two white girls emerge from another freight car, and within seconds the cry of rape goes up.
One of the girls sticks to her story. The other changes her tune, again and again. A young journalist, whose only connection to the incident is her overheated social conscience, fights to save the nine youths from the electric chair, redeem the girl who repents her lie, and make amends for her own past.
Stirring racism, sexism, and anti-Semitism into an explosive brew, Scottsboro is a novel of a shocking injustice that reverberated around the world. Ellen Feldman's classic charts a fight for justice during the burgeoning civil-rights movement.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 2008 (This Edition 2015 - Picador Classic)
- ISBN : 9781447275343
- SKU : B003011
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'A fine novel . . . Anyone who wants to appreciate the scale of the miracle that a black man has been elected president of the United States should sit down with Scottsboro' - Lionel Shriver.
' . . . compelling fictional account of one of history's greatest miscarriages of justice, a case that kick-started America's civil rights movement' - Waterstone's Books Quarterly.
'A fine novel . . . meticulously researched.' - Daily Telegraph.
'An astute history, clear-sighted . . . Feldman's book should be read.' - The Independent.
'Moving, disturbing and enormously powerful, this brilliant book offers no cosy resolutions or perfect happy endings.' - The Gloss.
'Multidimensional and real, neither wholly good nor wholly bad, Ruby is a marvellous fictional creation . . .' - Historical Novels Review.
'Scottsboro is a pleasure to read, even if the history makes one wince.' - Daily Telegraph.
'an intelligent and often enjoyable writer' - Sunday Times.
`A powerful novel . . . Scottsboro moves at a leisurely pace but never fails to hold the attention.' - 3Sixty.
Ellen Feldman is an American writer. She grew up in New Jersey and attended Bryn Mawr College, and graduated with B.A. and an M.A. in modern history. She also worked for a publishing firm in New York City and continued with graduate studies at Columbia University.
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