Tell Me a Tale: A Novel of the Old South

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Berkley Books, Mar 1, 1997 - Fiction - 281 pages
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Noted actor James McEachin brings the pain of slavery to life in this extraordinary novel. After Emancipation, a young ex-slave journeys back to the racist community of his childhood and confronts four men with a "story" about the "good old days" of slavery. And when he finishes, none of their lives will ever be the same.

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User Review  - glade1 - LibraryThing

This was an okay little book. I didn't expect it to be sweetness and light, and it wasn't. It is a tale of cruelty and revenge. Although it was pretty clear how the story would go from the beginning ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A subtle and richly textured first novel by film and television actor McEachin. The setting is Red Springs, North Carolina, the period just postCivil War. Seventeen-year-old Moses, a former slave ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

McEachin is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is well known for his film roles and appearances in such T.V. shows as Perry Mason, Matlock, Rockford Files, Columbo, etc.

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