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Ticket to Exile

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Cultural Writing. Memoir. African American Studies. At age nineteen, A. D. Miller sat in a jail cell. His crime? He passed a white girl a note that read, "I would like to get to know you better." For this he was accused of attempted rape. TICKET TO EXILE recounts Miller's coming-of-age in Depression-era Orangeburg, South Carolina. A closet rebel who successfully evades the ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Heyday Books
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Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
There are some interesting observations and impressions of growing up black in a small southern town, and at its best this is a window into that world. However, this would have been better as an extended essay. There is not enough material here for a novel, and the writing would have benefited from a good editor. The central story takes up about 10% of the book, and the resolution of that narrative is pretty anti-climactic.
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Jul 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Ticket to Exile is the memoirs of an African American who recounts his childhood as he sits in jail, accused of "attempted rape" -- passing a note to a white girl where he wrote "I would like to get to know you...." ...more
Mar 02, 2008 rated it liked it
A friend gave me this book written by her brother-in-law. And I found it most interesting as I grew up in the South and could relate. Different written style that was refreshing. Surprised by this gift and how much I enjoyed it!
Jan 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Adam David Miller will be speaking at Red Hill this Saturday the 26th at 7pm. All are highly encouraged to come out and hear this very inspiring, influential man.
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Feb 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Surprisingly gripping for a book told in such an even, dignified sometimes humorous voice. Every American should read this.
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