West Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) November 8, 2005
A new novel by Tim Elliot has just been released and is creating interest in readers concerned with race relations. The title is "The Descent." Its theme is the Great Shame of America - the mistreatment of Black Americans in the South during the hundred years following the Civil War.
The protagonist, Jason Birdsong, is a young lawyer who drives from his home in Philadelphia to Montgomery, Alabama, to bring his aged grandfather back up North. For the first time in his life he experiences the horrors of African-American life in the South: lynchings, cross burnings, segregated schools, restrooms, drinking fountains, elevators, restaurants and public transportation. He was on the bus with Rosa Parks when she was arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white man.
Finally, Jason, his new wife and his grandfather make it back to the North where Jason discovers that discrimination against Blacks, while more subtle than that in the South, is a reality of life in the North as well.
A print copy of "The Descent" may be purchased through http://www.lulu.com.
A list of books by Tim Elliot may be found at http://www.timellliot.com Just click on a title and it will tell you how to obtain a copy.
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