by Gray Stewart


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Fiction. African & African American Studies. Winner of the Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel. Travis Hemperly is estranged from his Southern roots Who defines history, anyway? Is it our school systems? Is it our popular media? Our literature? Our sermons? Our family folklore? This question animates HAYLOW as Travis rummages around in his family's history, looking for the truth behind what happened years ago on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp so he can understand how much of the burden of the South's racist history is his to shoulder.

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ISBN-13: 9781604891744
Publisher: Livingston Press
Publication date: 06/20/2016
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gray Stewart's life story reflects ways the South has changed and how it hasn't. He is a third generation white Atlantan but spent more than a decade on the faculty of Morehouse College, a historically African American men's college, where he taught the fiction workshop from 2000- 2010. He has also worked as a paramedic at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta's lifeline for the indigent and one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in the country. These experiences have given him a unique vantage point from which to describe "the city too busy to hate."

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