Out of the night that covers me
An orphaned white boy and an eccentric black man forge an unlikely friendship in the segregated world of 1950s Alabama. The boy, John, whose beloved mother has died, now faces a loveless future with his alcoholic uncle on a sharecroppers farm in the Alabama Black Beltan abusive life he soon dreams of escaping. The black man, Tuway, works by day in the town bank. By night, he helps other blacks escape the poverty of the rural South to find a new life in Chicago. As he negotiates the schism between black and white cultures, Tuway is forced to include a desperate John into his double life. In a bid to change their livesand help others in needTuway and John take on the threats and challenges that foreshadow the great Civil Rights upheaval of the 1960s. My Last Days as Roy Rogers (Warner 1/99), Pat Cunningham Devotos critically acclaimed hardcover debut, won widespread praise in publications, including Booklist, Denver Post, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal among others.
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|display_description||John McMillan was only eight years old when his mother died and he was ripped, without warning, from his sheltered world of books and gentility. Now on his aunt's run-down tenant farm in southern Alabama, abused by his alcoholic uncle, and completely bereft, John longs for escape--his only hope for survival. He's about to get his wish in a way no one could ever predict.... A twist of fate will bring John to the Bend, a black settlement that has become a refuge for outcasts, where he'll join Tuway, a black man who helps others leave the South and find a new life in Chicago. But neither will be ready for the brutal confrontation about to change their lives, challenge the prejudice of an era, inspire the courage of a people, and most of all, touchingly reveal the secrets of one boy's heart.|
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|record_details||hoopla:MWT12219528|eBook|eBook||English|Grand Central Publishing,|2001.|1 online resource, ils:.b11357022|Book|Books||English|Warner Books,|2001.|416 pages ; 20 cm.|
|subject_facet||African Americans -- Fiction, Alabama -- Fiction, Aunts -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, Boys -- Fiction, Electronic books, Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Runaway children -- Fiction, Rural poor -- Fiction, Sharecroppers -- Fiction|
|title_display||Out of the night that covers me|
|title_full||Out of the night that covers me / Pat Cunningham Devoto, Out of the night that covers me [electronic resource] / Pat Cunningham Devoto|
|title_short||Out of the night that covers me|
|topic_facet||African Americans, Aunts, Boys, Electronic books, Orphans, Runaway children, Rural poor, Sharecroppers|