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Truth

Four Stories I Am Finally Old Enough to Tell

Truth( )
Author: Douglas, Ellen
ISBN:978-1-56512-214-7
Publication Date:Jan 1998
Publisher:Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $18.95
Book Description:

In four haunting family stories, Ellen Douglas seeks to track down the truth--about herself, about her white Mississippi forebears, about their relationships to black Mississippians, and ultimately about their guilt as murderers of helpless slaves. Progressively searching further and further back in time, each of these four family tales involves collusion and secrets. In "Grant," a randy old uncle dying in the author's house is nursed by a beautiful black woman while his white family...
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Book Details
Pages:221
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Literary Criticism / Women Authors
Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.36 x 7.24 x 0.86 Inches
Book Weight:0.75 Pounds
Author Biography
Douglas, Ellen (Author)
Ellen Douglas was the pen name of Josephine Ayres Haxton, who was born in Natchez, Mississippi on July 12, 1921. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1942. During her lifetime, she wrote eleven books, including six novels and several collections of short stories and essays. Her novels include Apostles of Light, The Rock Cried Out, A Family's Affairs, A Lifetime Burning, and Can't Quit You, Baby. She won a lifetime achievement award in 2008 from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. She died after an extended illness on November 7, 2012 at the age of 91.

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