The Silver Star

The Silver Star

by Jim Brewster


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The Silver Star by Jim Brewster

Awarded The Silver Star in World War II but guilt-ridden for innocent deaths, Corporal Winston Blake falls in love with a native Okinawan, fathering their child. He is transferred and discharged before the child's birth; she disappears into the post-war chaos. He struggles for redemption through his career in the Church and active membership in the Black movement. Savagely beaten by the Klan he, though white, rises to preeminence as one of the leaders of the movement.

Blake falls in love with a married woman whose husband is stricken with a mysterious disease. At his death, three years later, they are reunited. His long-lost daughter, adopted and her name changed, has become a talented violinist and composer. Invited to play at the 20th reunion of Blake's Division, she plays her composition, The Silver Star. Sensing a kinship, he invites her to dinner and questioning her, determines that she must be his daughter.

But she rejects him. Heartbroken, he flies to Selma for one last planning meeting of the Black leadership. Confronted by the Klan member responsible for his beating years ago, he is mortally wounded. Before his death, Blake and his daughter are reconciled...returning The Silver Star medal he had given to her mother.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595125531
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/12/2000
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Thats okay.) "Sure," she said through the squirrel, jumping out of the tree and heading back to camp. (Okay fangkit.)