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Author Howell, Ross, Jr., author.

Title Forsaken : a novel / Ross Howell Jr.

Publication Info. Montgomery, AL : NewSouth Books, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC HOWELL,R    Available
Description 304 pages : 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "In April 1912 in Hampton, Virginia, white eighteen-year-old reporter Charles Mears covers his first murder case, a trial that roiled racial tensions. An uneducated African American girl, Virginia Christian, was tried for killing her white employer. "Virgie" died in the electric chair one day after her seventeenth birthday, the only female juvenile executed in Virginia history. Charlie tells the story of the trial and its aftermath. Woven into his narrative are actual court records, letters, newspaper stories, and personal accounts, reflecting the arc of history in characters large and small, in events local and global. Charlie falls in love with Harriet, a girl orphaned by the murder; meets Virgie's blind attorney George Fields, a former slave; and encounters physician Walter Plecker, a state official who pursues racial purity laws later emulated in Nazi Germany"--Jacket.
Subject Christian, Virginia, 1894 or 1895-1912 -- Fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- Virginia -- Hampton -- Fiction.
Reporters and reporting -- Virginia -- Hampton -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Virginia -- Hampton -- Fiction.
Hampton (Va.) -- Fiction.
Virginia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Fields, George Washington, 1854-1932 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781588383174 (hardbound)
1588383172 (hardbound)

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