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The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This novel unveils a host of richly drawn characters as it follows the tragic consequences of a black undertaker's decision to file a lawsuit against his adulterous wife.
Paperback, 364 pages
Published July 1st 1993 by University of Georgia Press
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Tony
Dec 17, 2010 Tony rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A realistic narrative of racial crisis set in a small southern town. The town of Somerton, Tennessee comes to a boiling point when George Gordon Lord Byron Jones, an undertaker and Somerton's richest man asked for something that Negroes in Somerton don't get: a divorce, a real divorce, in court. Lord Byron's wife Emma is a stubborn, insatiable slut. The already dubious reputation of a white policeman is involved and what follows enmeshes the reader into the time and place of the South during the ...more
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Jul 14, 2013 Arnold Ward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this book a long time ago while at university. It was very impactful then because of the charged situation. Will Have to read again but I do remember that I was very impressed with it.
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