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Sacred Dust (edition 1996)
by David Hill
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385318162, Paperback)Rose of Sharon had cried out to the man on the boat, tried to warn him the night he was shot for fishing where he wasn't welcome. Then she retreated into silence--and guilt. Rose might have kept quiet if it hadn't been for Lily, the outsider whose infidelities titillated Prince George County. Brassy, blonde Lily saw straight through Rose, the dutiful wife of an abusive man. Lily pushed her over the edge, exacting friendship where Rose had none to give, demanding that she break the code of silence that imprisoned them all. For both women knew that a man was killed in Prince George County for the color of his skin--and the time for change had come.
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A woman in 1980s Alabama defies her community to expose a racial murder committed by her husband and his friends. They killed a black man who continued fishing in their county despite warnings to desist. A first novel.
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