When Frank Money was a boy in Lotus, Ga., he did all he could to protect his younger sister Cee. Years later, the Korean War offered him an escape from his hometown. Now he has returned to America. Tormented by actions he’d thought he was incapable of and the brunt of others’ racist attitudes, Frank is called upon once more to help Cee. When Frank takes Cee home to Lotus, the two are embraced and returned to wholeness by women whose “devotion to Jesus and one another centered them and placed them high above their lot in life.” This sparse narrative, told from several characters’ perspectives, is raw, realistic, and redemptive. (Knopf)
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