Magic TimeBook - 2006
"A prize-winning Southern master storyteller weaves a riveting tale of love, mystery and justice" When the Pulitzer Prize- winning cartoonist Doug Marlette last turned to fiction, Valerie Sayers rejoiced in "The Washington Post Book World": " "The Bridge" [is] a great story-- exuberant, proud, myth-challenging-- and Marlette has a great, Dickensian time with the telling." Pat Conroy saluted "The Bridge" as the finest first novel to come out of North Carolina since "Look Homeward, Angel," Studs Turkel called it " enthralling." Kaye Gibbons marveled at its " extraordinary grace [and] humor." And the Southeast Booksellers Association gave "The Bridge" the 2002 Book Award for Fiction. Marlette' s new novel, "Magic Time," is a spellbinding stew of history, murder, courtroom drama, humor, love, betrayal, and justice. Moving between New York City and the New South of the early 1990s, with flashbacks to Mississippi' s cataclysmic Freedom Summer of 1964, "Magic Time ""tells the story of """New York newspaper columnist Carter Ransom, a son of Mississippi, who had the great fortune and terrible luck of falling in love that summer of ' 64 with a New York- born civil rights worker who wound up being killed alongside three coworkers. Carter' s father, the local judge, presided over the first trial of the murders. But now there' s evidence that the original trial was flawed, even fraudulent. And the question, among many others, is whether the good judge was knowingly involved in a cover-up. "Magic Time" is that rare thing: a page-turner whose driving plot line is matched by the depth of its moralvision.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2006.
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: FIC Marle
Characteristics: 480 pages ; 24 cm.