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Motherless Children by [Randall Luce]

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Editorial Reviews


The decline of a grand Southern family forms the backdrop of a rich, complicated mystery. In 1946, Sam Swain, Chief of Police of Williams Point, investigates the murders of Adelia Southworth and her niece, Madeleine. The plot unfolds over a hot, nervous week, but the author, in absolute control of the material, weaves a nearly fifty-year family saga into the narrative. The vivid language elevates the story, and the solution to the mystery ends up both unexpected and satisfying.

- Publishers Weekly review of submission to the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest

From the Author

Faulkner and the blues drew me to theSouth.  It seemed to me a place offertile paradox. I spent two years in Mississippi, most of it in the Delta,learning from its people--both black and white--of its history and present day. Theytaught me much, with good grace and patience, always confident that they had a hellof a tale to tell. People have called the Delta the most southern place onearth. That may be true. But it also is a most American place. It's had it all:frontier striving, racial oppression and contest, rich and poor living cheek tojowl, exuberance and sophistication. I came with eyes wide open and left withan affection for the people I had come to know: all at once ordinary, heroic,and tragic. 'Motherless Children' is a down payment on the debt I owe them.

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  • Publisher : Hushpuckena Press (July 6, 2011)
  • Publication date : July 6, 2011
  • Language : English
  • File size : 710 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 413 pages
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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