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FREE DOWNLOAD Ç Grant Park Ê Grant Park is a page turning and provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America blending the absurd and the poignant in a powerfully well crafted narrative that showcases Pitts's gift for telling emotionally wrenching stories Grant Park begins in 1968 with Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis The Aling with the reappearance of a lost love from his days as a 60s activist Toussaint is abducted by two improbable but still dangerous white supremacists plotting to explode a bomb at Obama's planned rally in Grant Park Toussaint and Carson are forced to remember the choices they made as idealistic impatient young men when both their lives were changed profoundly by their work in the civil rights movement. Very thought provoking look at black and white relations in America Flashes back and forth between 1968 Memphis sanitation strike leading up to MLK's assassination there and election day 2007 as Barack Obama is elected as President Multiple characters both black and white provide insight to struggles relating to race in ways that are very relevant to today's climate in America I think this book will stay with me for a very long time
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Grant Park is a page turning and provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America blending the absurd and the poignant in a powerfully well crafted narrative that showcases Pitts's gift for telling emotionally wrenching stories Grant Park begins in 1968 with Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis The story then moves to the eve of the 2008 election and cuts between the two eras as. Mr Pitts writes a nationally syndicated column based in the Miami Herald I not infreuently disagree with his take on many contemporary domestic issues; however I always appreciated his excellent command of craft When his new novel Grant Park came out I attended his lecture and signing tour here in Kansas City and procured the book from the library I just finished reading it and must give the man very high marks His perspective on race relations in America stretching from the early sixties Civil Rights era up to the first election of Obama to POTUS are perceptive detailed and deep Not only that but the plot of the novel is action packed and compelling comprising a real page turner The characters likewise come alive and leap from the page Regardless of a reader's race creed or political persuasion one is going to gain a richer understanding of the what and why of racial tensions in America both today and historically Highly recommended for those who want both education and entertainment packed together in one fine read
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Grant ParkIt unfolds Disillusioned columnist Malcolm Toussaint fueled by yet another report of unarmed black men killed by police hacks into his newspaper's server to post an incendiary column that had been rejected by his editors Toussaint then disappears and his longtime editor Bob Carson is summarily fired within hours of the column's publicationWhile a furious Carson tries to find Toussaint at the same time de. Literature at its best lets us step outside ourselves and see the world from another perspective Pitts has accomplished that with Grant Park comparing and contrasting America of 1968 and 2008 through the eyes of civil rights activists and the disenfranchised from both ends of the political spectrum I can only wish that books like this would be widely read by those who try to push America back to the '50's