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Freshwater Road

by Denise Nicholas
£8.99   paperback  Simon and Schuster (2006)

Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas When University of Michigan sophomore Celeste Tyree travels to Mississippi to volunteer her efforts in Freedom Summer, she's assigned to help register voters in the small town of Pineyville, a place best known for a notorious lynching that occurred only a few years earlier.
 
As the long, hot summer unfolds, Celeste befriends several members of the community, but there are also those who are threatened by her and the change that her presence in the South represents.
 
Finding inner strength as she helps lift the veil of oppression and learns valuable lessons about race, social change, and violence, Celeste prepares her adult students for their showdown with the county registrar. All the while, she struggles with loneliness, a worried father in Detroit, and her burgeoning feelings for Ed Jolivette, a young man also in Mississippi for the summer.

"A bold new novel that explores the fault lines of class and race in 1964 Mississippi."
(The Washington Post)
"Breathtaking... Perhaps the best work of fiction ever done about the civil rights movement."
(Newsday, New York)

ISBN 13: 9781416524823 | ISBN 10: 1416524827

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