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By Richard Rubin

A compelling and vibrant portrait of a Deep South group poised among the previous and the longer term, this can be the beautiful real tale of ways a tender ny author plunged right into a closed Mississippi society, and what occurred whilst he got here out at the different side.

Fresh out of the Ivy League, New Yorker Richard Rubin solutions a help-wanted advert for a journalist and all of sudden unearths himself thrust into the heart of Greenwood, Mississippi, an previous Delta city simply commencing to undergo the realities of lifestyles in sleek the USA. To Rubin's nice shock, Greenwood embraces him as he units out to hide its many tales; quickly, to his a lot better shock, he embraces Greenwood too, adapting so good that he even turns into a fervent booster of the neighborhood excessive school's soccer workforce.

While protecting that workforce, he meets convenient Campbell, its superstar seventeen-year-old quarterback, a negative, unknown black child from the tasks who had by no means performed on any workforce earlier than his senior 12 months. yet convenient is additionally the best typical expertise an individual can keep in mind, and via the top of the season, he has gained incredible glory. Rubin involves think that their careers will one way or the other upward thrust jointly -- the cub reporter and his prize scoop -- in Greenwood and beyond.

But Greenwood's welcoming face hides darker secrets and techniques, and finally Rubin needs to depart it in an effort to safeguard his personal conscience. As he departs, he's no less than comforted via the data that convenient Campbell can also be leaving Greenwood, sure for a powerhouse university soccer software that often sends its avid gamers to the NFL.

Six years later, Rubin is again in big apple while he learns that convenient Campbell isn't really within the NFL yet in Greenwood once more, charged with murdering a superb good friend. Rubin returns south to hide the trial and hint the path that took convenient from Mississippi kingdom collage to the Leflore County reformatory -- together with, he discovers, the sinister sabotaging of his erstwhile prize scoop's soccer occupation. within the procedure, Rubin is pressured to confront his personal unresolved emotions approximately Greenwood, because the top and worst components of the city stand up once more, starker than ever, to do conflict over one man's destiny.

Rubin's narrative, populated with a gallery of unforgettable characters, leads readers via a chain of attention-grabbing tales, suspense-laced revelations, and startling plot twists. daring and fantastically written, Confederacy of Silence is a unprecedented glimpse at how another way a small city regards outsiders in its midst, and a story of the way all 3 of them are replaced ceaselessly by way of the dawning of the hot previous South.

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