In 1930 during three days of unprecedented racial events on an island off the coast of Georgia, twenty-year-old Promise Crawford hires a known Jim Crow enforcer in a bold attempt to protect those she loves. Over the next few days, her farm and even the town begin to unravel, as do secrets that have held together for decades. In this gripping, unforgettable tale, Promise fights to save her land, to save the people she loves as family, and to protect her Uncle Taylor’s vision of unity and equality. In doing so, she fulfills the very hope of her name.
Gripped by seduction, prejudice, and the need to control, the characters in this collection of award-winning short stories unshackle themselves from past hurts to confront possibilities both bold and uncompromising.
" Savor these glimpses of humanity." —Judith Matthew, USA
“Fosters understanding of many attitudes.” —Pamela Milnes, Portugal
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