Grant Park

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Chicago : Bolden, [2015].


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Chicago : Bolden, [2015].
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391 pages ; 25 cm.


"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 it 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 publication. While a furious Carson tries to find Toussaint-at the same time dealing 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. "--,Provided by publisher.
""A novel that weaves together the stories of two veteran journalists from Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis to the 2008 presidential election"--Provided by publisher"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pitts, L. (2015). Grant Park . Bolden.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pitts, Leonard. 2015. Grant Park. Chicago: Bolden.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pitts, Leonard. Grant Park Chicago: Bolden, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pitts, Leonard. Grant Park Bolden, 2015.

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