As John fights for his survival, he comes to identify with the struggles of the poor blacks he encounters, and imagines that his salvation lies in escape to Chicago, just as they feel that their own survival depends on going north to a new life. Instead, a twist of fate brings him to the Bend, a black settlement that has become a refuge for outcasts. Here John finds himself in the middle of the brutal confrontation between blacks and whites that will foreshadow the historic struggle about to sweep the country.
A powerful drama of prejudice and lost innocence, indomitable courage, and the secret corners of a child's heart, Out of the Night that Covers Me is a testament to Pat Cunningham Devoto's extraordinary talent.
"This book took me on remarkable journey - one not soon forgotten." (Billie Letts, bestselling author of Where the Heart Is)
I loved experiencing this story. It had perserverence, strength of character, unconditional friendship, profound love, suspense, and most of all, triumph!
Allow Devoto to take you on a journey. You'll put this one up as one of your favorites just like I did.
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