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Confederacy of Silence: A True Tale of the New Old South
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Atria Books
Publication date June 3, 2003
Pages 448
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671036676
ISBN-10 067103667X
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $28.95
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Summary
Traces the author's experience as a recent Ivy-League graduate who accepted a newspaper job in the Deep South, describing the challenges he faced in a town resisting twentieth-century life and his relationship with a promising young football player who is later charged with murder. Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: When Richard Rubin, fresh out of the Ivy League, accepts a job at a daily newspaper in the old Delta town of Greenwood, Mississippi, he is thrust into a place as different from his hometown of New York as any in the country. Yet to his surprise, he is warmly welcomed by the townspeople and soon finds his first great scoop in Handy Campbell, a poor, black teen and gifted high school quarterback who goes on to win a spot on Mississippi State's team -- a training ground for the NFL.

Six years later, Rubin, back in New York, learns that Handy is locked up in Greenwood, accused of capital murder. Returning south to cover the trial, Rubin follows the trail that took Handy from the football field to county jail. As the best and worst elements of Mississippi rise up to do battle over one man's fate, Rubin must confront his own unresolved feelings about the confederacy of silence that initially enabled him to thrive in Greenwood but ultimately forced him to leave it.

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