Overview

Tom and Son Jesus, two 12-year-old boys--one black and one white born the same hour of the same day--are best friends, bound by deep ties and who spend their days dreaming, fishing, and trying to escape work. But their fun comes to an abrupt halt when they discover a human bone, which later turns out to be part of the skeletal remains of Son Jesus' long missing father. As sheriff Frank Rucker, a World War II hero, begins an investigation into remains, he unmasks the racially motivated killer known only as Pegleg....
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The Runaway

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Overview

Tom and Son Jesus, two 12-year-old boys--one black and one white born the same hour of the same day--are best friends, bound by deep ties and who spend their days dreaming, fishing, and trying to escape work. But their fun comes to an abrupt halt when they discover a human bone, which later turns out to be part of the skeletal remains of Son Jesus' long missing father. As sheriff Frank Rucker, a World War II hero, begins an investigation into remains, he unmasks the racially motivated killer known only as Pegleg. The sheriff's findings divide the people of Overton County, forcing a surprising conclusion--or beginning of justice.

Set in the 1940s and using the relationships of two boys--one black and the other white--as a springboard for the beginning of desegregation in the South, The Runaway examines the joys, sorrows, conflicts, and racial disharmony of their historical biased environment.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015954531
  • Publisher: Untreed Reads
  • Publication date: 1/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 506,823
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Terry Kay was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2006. His novels include To Dance with the White Dog, which was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame television miniseries; and The Valley of Light which received both the Townsend Prize and the Best Fiction Award from the Georgia Writers Association. Kay lives in Athens, Georgia.

Untreed Reads will be bringing many of the title in Terry Kay's bibliography to ebook format in 2011 and 2012.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2006

    couldnt lay it down

    Kay approaches the late 40's-50's from perspectives of several different characters and scenarioes (all believable) by having them deal with issues and scenarioes which are also believable and emotional. a great read.

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