"A a monumental social history...Through a combinaton of oral history and interpretive narrative, Greene has created a work of great drama, a chorus of voices that is both disturbing and inspiring."
THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE
Somehow, the sweeping changes of the civil rights movement had bypassed rural McIntosh County, Georgia. In the 1970s, the white sheriff there still wielded all power; he controlled everyone and everything. It took one uneducated, unemployed black man with a passion for justice to take him on and win, changing life in McIntosh County forever. PRAYING FOR SHEETROCK is about that one man, his victory and his utlimate fall from grace.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.14(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Melissa Fay Greene is an award-winning author and journalist whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, the Chicago Tribune, and Newsweek. She is also the author of Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster and the forthcoming There Is No Me Without You (Bloomsbury Press). She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had to read this book for HI300 summer reading, so of course I went into it thinking it was going to be awful. I had no idea what the book was about either. Once I got into it I realized it was about McIntosh County, Georgia which is right near Savannah, Georgia (it's mentioned in the book a lot, too) which is where I live! The descriptions of the town are hilarious to me because each and every one of them was true back in the day and still is true now. Great book!