Mr. Jimmy From Around the Way

Mr. Jimmy From Around the Way

by Jeffrey Blount
Mr. Jimmy From Around the Way

Mr. Jimmy From Around the Way

by Jeffrey Blount

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Overview

WINNER OF THE 2024 NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION AND OF THE 2024 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARD IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CATEGORY. FINALIST OF THE 2024 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR LITERARY FICTION.

James Henry Ferguson doesn’t belong here.

After a highly publicized fall from grace, James attempts to flee from the chaos in his life. He ends up in a community he had never heard of before, one that has been neglected and ignored by everyone in rural Ham, Mississippi. A place of abject poverty, the neighborhood is commonly referred to as “Around the Way.”

Within a place forgotten by the rest of the world, politics can be a dangerous game. When a troubling discovery is made, the entire neighborhood is rocked to its core and James is forced to confront his own past in order to help the community have a future. He will have to find the strength to fight for the neighbors he once disregarded and avert a heart-breaking disaster.

A self-identified failure is forced to uncover the wisdom of his past in order to recognize that money can’t solve every problem. Full of never-ending twists and turns, no one can prepare themselves for the surprises in store. Mr. Jimmy From Around the Way is a story about failure, self-discovery, empowerment, and the possibility of redemption.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825310324
Publisher: Beaufort Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/16/2024
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 221,516
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey is the award-winning author of three novels. His most recent book, The Emancipation of Evan Walls was the winner of the 2020 National Indie Excellence Award for African American fiction.

He is also an Emmy award-winning television director and a 2016 inductee to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. During a 34-year career at NBC News, Jeffrey directed a decade of Meet The Press, the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and major special events. He is the first African- American to direct the Today show.

He is also an award-winning documentary scriptwriter for films and interactives that are now on display in the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. In 2017 and 2018, Jeffrey served as Journalist in Residence and Shapiro Fellow at the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.

A Virginia native, he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Communications/Broadcast Journalism.

Born and raised in Smithfield, Virginia, he now lives in Washington, DC.
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