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Following the breakout good fortune of his past novel, Freeman, Leonard Pitts, Jr. returns with a fair extra complicated, suspenseful, and complicated tale that takes at the previous forty five years people race kin during the tales of 2 veteran newshounds, a famous person black columnist and his unsung white editor. Grant Park is a page-turning and provocative examine black and white kinfolk in modern the US, mixing the absurd and the poignant in a powerfully well-crafted narrative that showcases Pitts's reward for telling emotionally wrenching tales.

Grant Park starts in 1968, with Martin Luther King's ultimate days in Memphis. the tale then strikes to the eve of the 2008 presidential election, and cuts from side to side among the 2 eras because it unfolds. dissatisfied and weary, columnist Malcolm Toussaint, fueled through another file of unarmed black males gunned down through police, hacks into his newspaper's laptop method to publish an incendiary column that have been rejected by means of his editors. Toussaint then disappears, and his longtime editor, Bob Carson, is summarily fired inside hours of the column's publication.

While a livid Carson attempts to discover Toussaint--at an identical time facing the reappearance of a misplaced love from his days as a 60s peace activist--Toussaint is kidnapped through unbelievable yet still-dangerous white supremacists plotting to blow up a bomb at Obama's deliberate rally in furnish Park. As Election Day unfolds, Toussaint and Carson are pressured to recollect the alternatives they made as idealistic, impatient younger males, whilst either their lives have been replaced profoundly through their paintings within the civil rights stream. 40 years later, they're passed a strange chance to make peace with their respective pasts.

Grant Park is an audacious and eloquent tackle politics, race, and historical past, and another demonstration that Pitts, past his id as a lauded journalist, has emerged as an immense voice in modern American fiction.

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