The continuing problem of bullying and the festering divide in race relations tear at our country. Their roots are in out past. Bully Route Home provides a picture of where we've been and of a time and place which we strive not to return. "Pooch" Robertson is a 12 year old growing up in the 1940's rural South. He learns about the realities and the shortcomings of the world he lives in when a bully terrorizes him. Pooch chooses to walk home from school by making a detour through the black quarters to avoid daily beatings. The friendship he forms with a black youth forms a chain of events that threatens to spiral out of control and plunge the community through full-fledged race war. Walk with Pooch as he, his parents, and others struggle to avoid the conflict and plant a seed of racial understanding.
Bully Route Home won the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award for best literary manuscript. Some of the Judge's comments are:
- "The following is just about the highest compliment I can give a book. It is reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, not just in plot, but in language, mood, and adventure."
- "I was never pulled out of the story- It flowed beautifully."
- "Where do I begin? When I read, I underline good verbiage- I underlined practically this entire entry."
- "... the writing is masterful."
- "The setting is so rich that I felt like I was there. The characters are richly developed without sounding stereotypical."
- "This book rocks".
- "What a beautiful fresh voice."
|Publisher:||Double Edge Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)|
About the Author
DL is the author of traditionally published literary, historical, and mystery/suspense novels. A world traveler who has visited over eighty countries, his rich and varied life experiences provide him with over-flowing chest of material and characters from which he crafts tales.