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Cinder
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Cinder

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Cinder by Albert French

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This title is set in Banes, Mississippi, 1938. The Catfish creek separates the Patch from the town, black from white. These worlds and their prejudices are hauntingly evoked in the rich accents of the American South. Cinder is a woman who belongs to neither, her beauty marking her out as different. Time passes slowly, and the inhabitants of Banes follow the same daily rhythm as they have done for years. Shorty sweeps up in Mister Macky's store, then drinks his wages at LeRoy's bar, men sit spitting outside the Rosey Gray, old people watch the world go by from their porches. But one quiet Sunday morning, when the bombs are dropped on Pearl Harbor, change comes to this small Mississippi town. Spanning four years, "Cinder" is the follow-up to Albert French's outstanding novel, "Billy". It is at once the story of a woman whose life has been torn apart by tragedy, and the portrait of a town divided. It is about loss, community, history and the ties that bind.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780436204678
ISBN-10: 0436204673
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Albert French

Cinder by Albert French Cinder, Paperback (February 2008)

Set in the small Mississippi town of Banes in 1938 - when the town was torn apart by tragedy and haunted by the tale of Billy-Lee Turner, and a ten-year-old boy executed for the murder of a white girl - this book presents a sequel to "Billy" that focuses on his mother, Cinder, a woman whose beauty has always set her apart.

I Can't Wait on God by Albert French 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 by Albert French 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 by Albert French Billy, Paperback (January 1994)

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 and was wounded in Vietnam. After the service, he taught himself photography and worked as a state medical photographer and photojournalist. He has written three novels, Billy, Holly and I Can't Wait on God, and a memoir, Patches of Fire.

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