Saturday, September 13, 2008

September September by Shelby Foote

September September by Shelby Foote was my third and final book for the Southern reading challenge. Sadly it wasn't shipped it in time I, was unable to get in before the deadline.

In 1957 Memphis 3 whites decide to kidnap the grandson of a rich black businessman. They decide to claim to be white supremacist to use the controversy over school desegregation to strengthen their hand. They end up getting more than they bargained for. The family of the kidnapped child attempts to come to terms with what has happened as well as what they will do about it.

Point of view shifts between characters every 10 pages or so. Just about every one is covered in at least one section. The technique is unusual enough that it takes some getting used to but I didn't mind it.

Recommended!

1 comment:

____Maggie said...

It sounds very good Jeremy! I've never read Foote, either.