Trouble in July Author:Erskine Caldwell Sherrif McCurtain has a problem. It appears that a Negro boy has been accused of raping a white gal. White folk in Flowery Branch can't allow that to happen and so a lynch mob forms. In tims of crisis such as this the sheriff does what is politically correct: He goes fishing. This time McCurtain finds himself the fish on the hook who just c... more »an't get away no matter how hard he tries.
In this masterful piece of literature, Erskine Caldwell unravels before our eyes the pathology and terrorism of lynching in the south. No one could do a better job for Caldwell is a white southerner who grew up in an environment inn which lynching was a common form of entertainment.
(From a review on the internet) This book is by the author of "Tobacco Road" and "God's Little Acre."« less