By Joan Williams
Itna Homa, Mississippi, is like many small Southern cities within the early 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 an area white lady shook Itna Homa to its center and led to the conviction—based on circumstantial evidence—of a tender black guy. Now desegregation on the collage of Mississippi is the controversy of the city, and worry and prejudice once more threaten to rip acquaintances and households apart.
For middle-aged housewife Allie McCall, the civil rights flow deals a welcome chance to re-examine her personal existence. She is open to the recent principles approximately race, category, and gender which are sweeping the rustic, and wanting to see them achieve larger attractiveness in her place of origin. 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 revolutionary reform, Allie hopes to inspire her like-minded acquaintances to talk up. yet her quest has one other, extra own component—it was once Allie’s mom who used to be killed all these years in the past, and Elgie Hale, the guy accused of the crime, has lately escaped from legal. Allie will hazard everything—her marriage, her safeguard, her principles—to tune down Hale and be certain his guilt or innocence as soon as and for all.
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County Woman: A Novel by Joan Williams