In an effort at improving his family's lot, the Nixes have moved to rural Florida to open Dogland: a combination zoo, restaurant and motel. But it isn't long before Nix and his clan of eccentric supporters run afoul of unsympathetic locals.
The problem? Luke Nix has hired Ethorne Hawkins.
Hawkins is black. And it's 1959.
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Luke Nix of Minnesota moves with his family to Florida to fulfill his ambition, which is to open a dog zoo as a tourist attraction. But Nix's liberal views on race anger the townspeople--the time is the 1960s--and the result is trouble. The tale is narrated by his four-year-old son, Chris. By the author of Elsewhere.… (more)
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