Set against the social upheaval of South Carolina in the 1960s, The Poplar Trees tells the story of Sadie Jones, a young black activist, and Brad Malloy, son of the head of the Ku Klux Klan. Sadie's mother works for Brad's father, as does most everyone else in Malloy County, and despite the odds, Brad and Sadie fall in love. But the Civil Rights movement is in full swing, tensions are running high, and the threat of violence is ever present. Can their love survive amongst the ashes of burnt crosses and hanging black bodies left by the Klan? Can their love survive such bigotry and hatred?
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)|
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This is an interesting book, from the time I started reading it, my intent was to find out what happened next. There was a moment that left me wondering, but it all became clear towards the end. This is a wonderfully, enjoyable book that I liked very much and I highly recommend it.
This is a very heart wrenching work by J. D. "Brutus" Bruton. He put his deep resource of inventiveness into this story. I highly recommend this to anyone who is sentient and prescient to the time period he depicts. The ending is classic. Get it and absorb it. Danny D'Imperio