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Following the breakout good fortune of his earlier novel, Freeman, Leonard Pitts, Jr. returns with a fair extra complicated, suspenseful, and complex tale that takes at the earlier forty five years people race family members throughout the tales of 2 veteran newshounds, a big name black columnist and his unsung white editor. Grant Park is a page-turning and provocative examine black and white kinfolk in modern the USA, mixing the absurd and the poignant in a powerfully well-crafted narrative that showcases Pitts's present for telling emotionally wrenching tales.

Grant Park starts off in 1968, with Martin Luther King's ultimate days in Memphis. the tale then strikes to the eve of the 2008 presidential election, and cuts from side to side among the 2 eras because it unfolds. dissatisfied and weary, columnist Malcolm Toussaint, fueled through yet one more file of unarmed black males gunned down by means of police, hacks into his newspaper's laptop procedure to submit an incendiary column that have been rejected by means of his editors. Toussaint then disappears, and his longtime editor, Bob Carson, is summarily fired inside of hours of the column's publication.

While a livid Carson attempts to discover Toussaint--at an analogous time facing the reappearance of a misplaced love from his days as a 60s peace activist--Toussaint is kidnapped by means of inconceivable yet still-dangerous white supremacists plotting to blow up a bomb at Obama's deliberate rally in supply Park. As Election Day unfolds, Toussaint and Carson are pressured to recollect the alternatives they made as idealistic, impatient younger males, while either their lives have been replaced profoundly via their paintings within the civil rights stream. 40 years later, they're passed a weird and wonderful chance to make peace with their respective pasts.

Grant Park is an audacious and eloquent tackle politics, race, and background, and another demonstration that Pitts, past his identification as a lauded journalist, has emerged as a major voice in modern American fiction.

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