A Fiction, Mystery, Historical book. A combo of Huck Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird with the classic Terry Kay touch. Would also...
The Runaway is the novel Terry Kay has wanted to write his entire career: the story of the earliest beginnings of desegregation in the South. Set in the 1940s and using as a springboard the relationship of two boys - one black and the other white - who have been mysteriously ordained at birth to spark the flames of change, The Runaway examines the joys, sorrows, conflicts, and racial disharmony of their historically biased environment. Tom and Son Jesus spend their days daydreaming, fishing, and trying to escape work. But their fun abruptly comes to a halt when they discover a bone during a fanciful runaway. The bone turns out to be part of the skeletal remains of Son Jesus' long-missing father, and leads to an investigation by Sheriff Frank Rucker, a World War II hero, that unmasks the racially motivated killer known...
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- ISBN: 9781567407549 / 1567407544
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A combo of Huck Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird with the classic Terry Kay touch. Would also be a great film. Back when I read A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash I mention how much it reminded me to To Kill a Mockingbird. Now with The Runaway I can saw not only did it reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird but also of A Land More Kind Than Home.All three start off with a child in a small Southern town who is innocent of the political and... When I started reading this, I didn't think I was going to like it but it quickly captivated me and I enjoyed it very much.