In the Dark of the Moon

In the Dark of the Moon

by Suzanne Hudson




In 1955, fourteen-year-old Emmitt Till is murdered in Mississippi, an event that sends young Elizabeth Lacey deep into madness. Consumed by guilt as the unwitting architect of another cruel lynching, she takes her own life and leaves her four-year-old daughter, Kansas, in the care of her extended family. Seven years later in south Georgia, Kansas Lacey feeds her precocious curiosity with National Geographic magazines and endless questions. As Kansas searches to discover the circumstances of her mother's suicide, the Lacey family's dark history of repression, addiction, and violence begins to emerge.

Against the backdrop of the dawning civil rights movement, Suzanne Hudson weaves a powerful coming-of-age story around the life of a girl who believes that by piecing together her history, she will learn who she wants to become.

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ISBN-13: 9781940595368
Publisher: River's Edge Media, LLC
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Suzanne Hudson is the author of two literary novels, In a Temple of Trees and In the Dark of the Moon. Her short fiction has been anthologized in Stories from the Blue Moon Café, volumes I, II, and IV; The Alumni Grill; Climbing Mt. Cheaha; A Kudzu Christmas: Twelve Mysterious Tales; A State of Laughter; Christmas Stories from the South's Best Writers; Delta Blues; Men Undressed: Women Writers on the Male Sexual Experience and The Shoe Burnin' Stories of Southern Soul. Her short story collection, Opposable Thumbs, was a finalist for a John Gardner Fiction Book Award.

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