This book told a story about a young white boy with a best friend who was black. The story describes life in a rural community where opinions about the African-American rights divide the community, and friendships. It's a very good story!
Terry Kay writes a fascinating story of the friendship between two young boys, one white & one black. in the 1940's. They don't understand or care about racial prejudice, but they soon learn about it first hand. Beautifully written.
Set in rural Georgia after the end of World War II, the story follows two boys--one black, one white--who stumble across a terrible secret which sparks a murder investigation.
good story about 1940's & a friendshipof two boys during early desegregation
Terry Kay is a Southern treasure.....this is one of his best.
Set in GA just after WWII, it is the story murder, racism, and fear.
Yet another Terry Kay book I had trouble putting down. I began to wonder about why it was titled "The Runaway," but that doubt was resolved by the end of the book, as I expected it would be. The book cover is not accurate, as it depicts two boys running on what appears to be a beach. There is no beach in the book. Just a minor detail which does not take away from the genius of Kay's work.
I almost hesitate to write anything about how much I enjoy reading Terry Kay, for fear his books will be harder to come by on Paperback Swap! But he was recommended to me by another PBS member, and I felt I should pass it along.