The Sacred Place

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Author(s): Daniel Black
Imprint: Griot Audio
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.85 hours)
Product Number: Z10456
Released: Sep 09, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490668031
Narrator/s: Kevin R. Free
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Widely hailed for its historical resonance, Daniel Black's The Sacred Place is a powerful examination of racial tensions in 1955 Mississippi. Visiting from Chicago, 14-year-old Clement is unfamiliar with social customs of the tiny town of Money. Striding into a general store, he offends the white store clerk by not placing his nickel in her hand. This seemingly innocuous act leads to a horrific murder and a conflict drawn along racial lines.

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The Sacred Place
Product Number: BX00034982
Product Number:Z10456
Product Number:CF264

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Daniel Black
Narrator(s): Kevin R. Free
Product Number CF264
Released: Dec 05, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428173705
eBook
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Author(s): Daniel Black
Product Number EB00097705
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466818590

Professional reviews

"In 1955, Emmett Till visited his family in rural Mississippi. The Chicago teenager failed to obey the racist mores of the South and was brutally murdered--an event that helped galvanize the Civil Rights Movement. In Daniel Black's retelling, the facts replay as 14-year-old Clement, an "uppity" kid from up North, smart-mouths a white woman. Though read with youthful enthusiasm, ingenuousness, and appropriate teenaged insouciance by Kevin R. Free, the novel is weakened by Black's heavy-handed use of stereotypes. The intent of the novel is to depict multidimensional characters in desperate racial conflict. Free handles the various accents well. But in spite of his best efforts, the characters are little more than poor, good-hearted black folks and evil, stupid rednecks. The novel misses its mark, but Free gives a valiant reading. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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