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A mixed-race pair of siblings moves to the quiet town of Estherville, where they are looking for a fresh start. They do not know anyone there, and nobody knows them, which is why they think it will be great. They are young and attractive, and soon find what they look for. But the town was not a pleasant one; the two are subject to racism and an unprecedented brutality.
What makes this book stand out?
The book is a true and clear depiction of how things used to be in South before the Civil War.
Read it for
The book talks about the missing civil rights in the era before the Civil War
Don't read it for
The book is true to how things had been, which makes the story even sadder.