By Joan Williams
Itna Homa, Mississippi, is like many small Southern cities within the early Nineteen Sixties. information travels quick, gossip even quicker, and one gruesome incident has the facility to set the whole neighborhood aflame. 40 years in the past, the homicide of a neighborhood white girl shook Itna Homa to its middle and ended in the conviction—based on circumstantial evidence—of a tender black guy. Now desegregation on the college of Mississippi is the controversy of town, and worry and prejudice once more threaten to rip buddies and households apart.
For middle-aged housewife Allie McCall, the civil rights flow bargains a welcome chance to re-examine her personal lifestyles. She is open to the recent rules approximately race, classification, and gender which are sweeping the rustic, and wanting to see them achieve better popularity in her place of birth. stunning her husband, Tate, and confounding the neighborhood political institution, Allie enters the race for city constable opposed to a long-serving and bigoted incumbent. As a voice for innovative reform, Allie hopes to motivate her like-minded pals to talk up. yet her quest has one other, extra own component—it was once Allie’s mom who was once killed all these years in the past, and Elgie Hale, the fellow accused of the crime, has lately escaped from legal. Allie will possibility everything—her marriage, her security, her principles—to song down Hale and confirm his guilt or innocence as soon as and for all.
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