"Brilliant....The rare first novel that makes future ones seem both inevitable and exciting."
—Kathryn Shulz, The New Yorker
When Tucker Caliban, with his wife and child, salts his fields, burns his house, and leaves the confederate state that's been his home, the entire black population follows him. Told from the points of view of the white residents who remained, A Different Drummer remains, decades after its first publication in 1962, one of the most trenchant, imaginative, and hard-hitting works of fiction to come out of the bitter struggle for African-American civil rights.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
William M. Kelley was an African American novelist and short-story writer. He was a writer in residence at the State University of New York at Geneseo and a teacher at the New School and Sarah Lawrence College. He was the winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for lifetime achievement and the Dana Reed Prize for creative writing. He was the author of A Different Drummer. He died in 2017.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
this book is a piece of art! the moment i started reading it i couldn't put it down. the only thing that i resented about it, is that it ended--- I WANT A SEQUEL!