Engaging Missouri is the epic drama of a powerful but tragic love affair that takes place in Arkansas in the 1880s. Based on actual events, this historical fiction details the efforts of Isaac Bankston, a white sheriff and former Confederate soldier, and Missouri Bradford, a young, beautiful woman of color, to hold on to the love that they have for each other despite the significant obstacles that stand in their way. Isaac and Missouri live in a white South bent on preventing genuine affection across the color line. Add to this fact that Isaac is married when his affair with Missouri begins and one has an explosive combination that influences the lives of all of the people connected to this drama. In the end, Isaac learns that the only way that he can continue engaging Missouri is to be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. Engaging Missouri is a story that illustrates the complexity of the human condition as individuals strive to negotiate their desires with society's sometimes uncompromising demands.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)|