At a glance:
- Author: Bebe Moore
- First Published: 1992
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: The 1950’s to the 1980’s
- Setting: Rural Mississippi and Chicago, Illinois
- Genres: Long fiction
- Subjects: 1950's, African Americans, 1960's, 1970's, Racism, Blacks, Murder or homicide, South or Southerners, Chicago, 1980's, Mississippi, Lynching
- Locales: United States, Mississippi, North America, Chicago, Illinois
Armstrong Todd, a fifteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago who is sent to stay temporarily with his grandmother in Hopewell, Mississippi. Armstrong is a good-looking, outgoing boy whose only fault, an adolescent tendency to show off, is enough to get him murdered.
Delotha Todd, his mother, a vibrant, ambitious woman who has left Hopewell for Chicago to better herself. After Armstrong’s death, she is determined to replace him with another son. This obsession wrecks her marriage and nearly...
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