Sacred Dust

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Delta, 1997 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Rose of Sharon had cried out to the man on the boat, tried to warn him the night he was shot for fishing where he wasn't welcome. Then she retreated into silence--and guilt. Rose might have kept quiet if it hadn't been for Lily, the outsider whose infidelities titillated Prince George County. Brassy, blonde Lily saw straight through Rose, the dutiful wife of an abusive man. Lily pushed her over the edge, exacting friendship where Rose had none to give, demanding that she break the code of silence that imprisoned them all. For both women knew that a man was killed in Prince George County for the color of his skin--and the time for change had come.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A passionate first novel about racial injustice, corrosive secrets, and the unexpected resilience of the hard-pressed. Rose of Sharon is, as the story begins, without much hope: Her only child has ... Read full review

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A black man is shot and killed for daring to fish on a lake in an exclusively white Alabama county, a murder that links and illuminates the story's richly complex characters. A woman of conscience ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

David Hill divides his time between Los Angeles, where he writes for the stage and screen, and Mississippi. His first novel, Sacred Dust, won the Commonwealth Club of California First Work of Fiction Award.

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