GRANT PARK. by Pitts, Leonard Jr.


Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

Chicago: Agate Bolden, (2015). First edition - A timely and suspenseful novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist. It "begins in 1968, with Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis. The story then moves to the eve of the 2008 election, and cuts between the two eras. Disillusioned columnist Malcolm Toussaint, fueled by yet another report of unarmed black men killed by police, hacks into his newspaper's server to post an incendiary column that had been rejected by his editors. Toussaint then disappears, and his longtime editor, Bob Carson, is summarily fired within hours of the column's publication." Among the comments by reviewers are "these ideas [are] perennially salient, and doubly so today, given a growing litany of American sorrows, from Ferguson to Charleston and beyond" (Vinson Cunningham, NYT) and "Pitts masterfully revisits [election night on November 4, 2008] and four decades of the civil rights struggle to create one of the most suspenseful and spectacular fictitious moments you'll experience this fall." (Patrik Henry Bass, Essence) 384 pp.

Condition: Fine in glossy wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

Book ID: 85958
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