By (author) Albert French
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Cinder by Albert French
Book DescriptionIn the small Mississippi town of Banes in 1938, time passes slowly and the town's inhabitants follow the same daily rhythm as they have done for years. The streets are hot and dusty and the old people watch the world go by from their porches. But Banes is a town torn apart by tragedy, divided by racial prejudice and haunted by the tale of Billy-Lee Turner, a ten-year-old boy executed for the murder of a white girl. Spanning four years, this sequel to Albert French's outstanding novel Billy focuses on his mother, Cinder, a woman whose beauty has always set her apart. It is a powerful story of heartbreak, community, history, and the ties that bind.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099273271
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Albert French
Cinder, Paperback (April 2007)
Banes, Mississippi, 1938: the Catfish creek separates the Patch from the town, black from white. Cinder is a woman who belongs to neither, her beauty marking her out as different. Time passes slowly, and the inhabitants of Banes follow daily rhythm. But one Sunday morning, when the bombs are dropped on Pearl Harbor, change comes to this town.
I Can't Wait on God, Paperback (February 2000)
Jeremiah Henderson and his woman, Willet Mercer, set their sights on New York City - but making good is easier said than done. Left with no choice but to give in to the pimp who'd like to try Willet on for size before selling her to his clientele, Jeremiah and Willet try to focus on the future.
Holly, Paperback (July 1995)
Tells the story of a poor, white girl in 1944 North Carolina, whose lonely world is transformed by a handsome, educated black soldier from the war - and of the town's savage response to their romance.
Billy, Paperback (January 1994)» View all books by Albert French
The events recorded in this novel occur during the 1930s in a small Mississippi town, but the range of characters, emotions and social forces, and the inexorable march to doom of a ten-year-old black boy and the society that dooms him, catapult the story beyond a specific time and location.
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Author Biography - Albert French
Albert French served four years in the Marines as an infantryman. After the service, he taught himself photography and worked as a medical photographer and staff journalist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In 1981 he created Pittsburgh Preview Magazine, which he published until 1988. He has written several novels, including Holly, I Can't Wait on God and a memoir, Patches of Fire.
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