And all Our Wounds Forgiven

By: Lester, Julius

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Publisher's Weekly, in a starred review, said about this book "Lester's emotionally wrenching novel brings about the civil rights movement full circle, and readers will finish the book with a new perspective on the racial divisiveness that plagues America today. This is the multilayered story of the brief, turbulent, charismatic life of John Calvin Marshall, the man who, in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, became first a spokesman, then a leader, and finally a shining symbol of the new generation of blacks who were demanding their full rights as citizens. The novel is told from the viewpoint of the present day in four alternating voices: Those of Marshall's widow, Andrea; Lisa Adams, his passionate white mistress and trusted aide; Bobby Card, his chief lieutenant; and finally, Marshall himself. These fictional voices are joined by those of the leading figures of the time, presidents Kennedy and Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Malcolm X - whose conversations with Marshall adds insights and historical perspective to the unfolding events..A fascinating and important read. 228 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ; Octavo (standard book size)

Title: And all Our Wounds Forgiven

Author: Lester, Julius

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First Trade Paperback Edition

Publisher: San Diego, CA, Harvest Books: 1996

ISBN: 0156003309

ISBN 13: 9780156003308

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 001566

Keywords: UNITED STATES FICTION,