The Runaway (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
The Runaway - Audio Cassette - Unabridged Author:Terry Kay, Dick Hill (Narrator) This is the novel that Terry Kay has wanted to write his entire career. Set in the rural South after World War II, it carries echoes of both "Huckleberry Finn" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." — Tom and Son Jesus are two boys - one black and the other white - who have been mysteriously ordained at birth to spark the flames of change. Best friends, th... more »ey spend their days daydreaming, fishing, and trying to escape work. But their fun abruptly comes to a halt when they discover a bone during a fanciful runaway. The bone turns out to be part of the skeletal remains of Son Jesus' long-missing father. Sheriff Frank Rucker, returned a hero from World War II, begins an investigation that unmasks a racially motivated killer known only as Pegleg. The search for truth divides the people of Overton County, forcing a surprising conclusion - or the beginning of justice.
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!