A Hollow Cup
A story of love and hate, race and discrimination, crime and passion, murder and revenge in the South. More
A Crime of Hate and Race.
A coming-of age story and a classic murder mystery, A Hollow Cup begins in a small town in the southern United States in the 1960s. New Hope is in turmoil when a beautiful girl, an enthusiastic participant in the local civil rights movement, is killed after a demonstration on the College campus. This “race murder” goes unsolved for twenty-five years until two men – friends and rivals as children – return to their hometown to prosecute and defend the man who’s finally been charged. The past catches up with them as old secrets are revealed and old passions re-ignited, and the mystery is finally explained.
“Black separatist movements, the politics and educational impact of various social and racial programs, opportunities to divide or unite, and threats to the status quo all collide . . . Readers who appreciate blends of legal process and social issues, especially novels about racism's lasting impact on individuals and communities, will relish this book’s hard-hitting attention to two lives changed by an investigation into past events.”—Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
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