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On the night of the 2012 presidential election, a black girl stands her ground against an assault by a white boy. A judge will decide if she goes to trial. Waiting in the courtroom with her are her white parents and her blended family: many shades of brown.
Told as a mosaic of fictional biographies, their secrets and struggles shed light on the modern-day color line and
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Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published December 28th 2013 by Infinity Press
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Randy Kraft's new novel is brilliant and unfolds as a series of short stories which quickly move the character development and pacing forward. The story seamlessly weaves together the lives of 5 young women, their parents and the unseen, long deceased matriarch Eleanor over the span of about 20 years. The novel winds through pivotal touchstones in the country's recent past including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, President Obama's election, the wars in the middle east and, finally, lands at the ...more
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Randy Kraft is a freelance journalist, book reviewer, editor and novelist. She was born and raised in NYC [yes, a street urchin] graduated the Bronx HS of Science [a geek] and Hunter College, and raised her own family in southern CT, close enough to Manhattan to stay sane. Once her daughters were grown and flown, she settled in Southern California. Although her signature instills terror in the ...more
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