The Legend of Quito Road

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Kirmani Press, 2006 - Fiction - 373 pages
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The future seems to hold limited possibilities for Son Erby. The African-American child of a farm labourer in 1930s Tennessee, his fate seems as certain as the sunset at the day's end. But when his father takes him to work at the Coleman farm and hands down the secret to making corn liquor, everything changes. Moving from the shaded parlours of the wealthy Sawyer clan to the illegal activities in the woods along the Mississippi river, Fryer's debut explores the roots of racism and the dangerous power of secrets.

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Took this book to read on vacation the week of July 4th. Loved it! Read it every chance I could...in the car, on the beach, at night after the children went to bed... Can't wait to read Mr. Fryer's second book. Read full review

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