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Out of the night that covers me 3 editions

Cover of: Out of the night that covers me | Pat Cunningham Devoto
About the Book

In Bainbridge, Alabama, eight-year-old John Gallatin McMillan III has been the center of his mother's world, cloistered and pampered, until she unexpectedly dies. Taken away by his one remaining relative, his mother's sister, John soon learns that the new home awaiting him in Lower Peach Tree is a run-down tenant farm in the heart of the Alabama Black Belt. There he is thrust into a life alien to anything he has ever known, working long hours in the fields for his violent, alcoholic uncle. As John fights for his survival, he comes to identify with the struggles of the poor blacks he encounters and imagines that his salvation lies in escape to Chicago, just as they feel that their own survival depends on going north to a new life. Instead, a twist of fate brings him to the Bend, a black settlement that has become a refuge for outcasts. Here John meets Mama Tuway, a powerful black healer; Ella, a young mother damaged by the ravages of abuse; and Tuway, a man straddling the black and white cultures and leading a dangerous double life. But none of them--or anyone in Lower Peach Tree--will be ready for the brutal confrontation between blac

3 editions First published in 2001

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Out of the night that covers me
Out of the night that covers me
2001, Compass Press
in English
Cover of: Out of the Night That Covers Me
Out of the Night That Covers Me
2001, Grand Central Publishing
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Out of the night that covers me
Out of the night that covers me
2001, Warner Books
in English

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