Out of the Night That Covers Me
By (author) Pat Cunningham Devoto
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Out of the Night That Covers Me by Pat Cunningham Devoto
Book DescriptionJohn McMillan was only eight years old when his mother died and he was ripped, without warning, from his sheltered world of books and gentility. Now on his aunt's run-down tenant farm in southern Alabama, abused by his alcholic uncle and completely bereft, John longs for escape - his only hope for survival. He's about to get his wish in a way no one could ever predict...A twist of fate will bring John to the Bend, a black settlement that has become a refuge for outcasts, where he'll join Tuway, a black man who helps others leave the South and find a new life in Chicago. But neither will be ready for the brutal confrontation about to change their lives, challenge the prejudice of an era, inspire the courage of a people, and most of all, touchingly reveal the secrets of one boy's heart.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780446678025
(204mm x 132mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Warner Books
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Pat Cunningham Devoto
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A triumphant and unforgettable new novel about the changing South, the power of friendship, and the courage that lies within us all
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In an Alabama town in the early 1950s, ten-year-old tomboy, Tabitha Rutland seeks adventure with her best friend Maudie May. This work relates how they meddle with the local bootlegger, row out on the Tennessee River to land catfish, and snoop into the town's darkest secrets.
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