9781787478039-1787478033-A Different Drummer: the extraordinary rediscovered classic of 2018

A Different Drummer: the extraordinary rediscovered classic of 2018

ISBN-13: 9781787478039
ISBN-10: 1787478033
Author: Kelley, William Melvin
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: riverrun
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781787478039
ISBN-10: 1787478033
Author: Kelley, William Melvin
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: riverrun
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kelley, William Melvin wrote A Different Drummer: the extraordinary rediscovered classic of 2018 comprising 336 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1787478033 and 9781787478039. Since then A Different Drummer: the extraordinary rediscovered classic of 2018 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In 1962, aged just 24, William Melvin Kelley's debut novel A Different Drummer earned him critical comparisons to James Baldwin and William Faulkner. Fifty-five years later, author and journalist Kathryn Schulz happened upon the novel serendipitously and was inspired to write the New Yorker article 'The Lost Giant of American Literature', included as a foreword to this edition.

June, 1957. One afternoon, in the backwater town of Sutton, a young black farmer by the name of Tucker Caliban matter-of-factly throws salt on his field, shoots his horse and livestock, sets fire to his house and departs the southern state. And thereafter, the entire African-American population leave with him.

The reaction that follows is told across a dozen chapters, each from the perspective of a different white townsperson. These are boys, girls, men and women; either liberal or conservative, bigoted or sympathetic - yet all of whom are grappling with this spontaneous, collective rejection of subordination.

A lost masterpiece republished for 2018, A Different Drummer is for readers who have been waiting for the next rediscovered classic.

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