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Intruder in the Dust (Tenth Printing)

Intruder in the Dust (Tenth Printing)
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  • Language:English (Unknown)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Pages:247
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.1
  • Dimensions (in):8 x 5.5 x 1.3
  • Publication Date:1948
  • ASIN:B00F5DDYYQ
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Synopsis
One day a local white man named Vinson Gowrie is found shot to death, and a black man named Lucas Beauchamp is arrested at the scene and charged with the murder. In this part of the country at this time in history, a black man who is even suspected of murdering a white man is in danger of being lynched, especially by people like Gowrie's relatives, who are from a particularly rough and bloodthirsty enclave living in an area called Beat Four. The story is told in the third person but from the viewpoint of a white boy named Charles "Chick" Mallison, who in the past has tried to befriend the solitary but kind Beauchamp and is convinced of his innocence. With the help of his uncle Gavin Stevens, a lawyer who decides to represent Beauchamp, his black friend Aleck Sander, and an elderly spinster named Miss Habersham, Chick investigates the matter and discovers, unsurprisingly, that there is more to the case than initially meets the eye

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