The mercy seat
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781473672499 147367249X
As the sun begins to set over Louisiana one October day in 1943, a young black man faces the final hours of his life: at midnight, 18-year-old Willie Jones will be executed by electric chair for raping a white girl - a crime some believe he did not commit. In a tale taut with tension, events unfold hour by hour from the perspectives of nine people involved. They include Willie himself, who knows what really happened, and his father, desperately trying to reach the town jail to see his son one last time; the prosecuting lawyer, ha
Additional information: 272 pages, 21 cm
Very good read that gets to grips with racism in the Deep South of America.Author brings out humanity in all its forms by focus on stories of her several characters.