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Gathering of waters : [a novel] / Bernice L. McFadden.

By: McFadden, Bernice L.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Thorndike Press large print African-American series: Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012Edition: Large print ed.Description: 317 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781410445827 (lg. print : hc : alk. paper); 1410445828 (lg. print : hc : alk. paper).Subject(s): African Americans -- Crimes against -- Mississippi -- Fiction | Mississippi -- Race relations -- Fiction | African American families -- Fiction | Mississippi -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Large type books.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: Money, Mississippi narrates its own infamous and troubled story following the arrival of the Hilson and Bryant families. Tass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was brutally murdered in 1955. Anxious to leave, Tass married and relocated to Detroit. Forty years later, the widowed Tass returns to Money and fantasy takes flesh when Emmett's spirit is finally released from the dank, dark waters of the Tallahatchie River.
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Money, Mississippi narrates its own infamous and troubled story following the arrival of the Hilson and Bryant families. Tass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was brutally murdered in 1955. Anxious to leave, Tass married and relocated to Detroit. Forty years later, the widowed Tass returns to Money and fantasy takes flesh when Emmett's spirit is finally released from the dank, dark waters of the Tallahatchie River.

Money, Mississippi narrates its own infamous and troubled story following the arrival of the Hilson and Bryant families. Tass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was brutally murdered in 1955. Anxious to leave, Tass married and relocated to Detroit. Forty years later, the widowed Tass returns to Money and fantasy takes flesh when Emmett's spirit is finally released from the dank, dark waters of the Tallahatchie River.

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NAACP Image Award and Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist McFadden (Glorious) here reimagines the summer Emmett Till spent in Mississippi in 1955 and the events leading up to his murder. The story chronicles the young love between Emmett and Tass Hilton, which finally transcends death. Having left Mississippi for Detroit after Emmett dies, Tass returns 40 years later as a widow to reawaken his spirit, trapped in the dank waters of the Tallahatchie River. This story is deeply affecting, but the novel's greatest triumph is the salacious tale of Tass's grandmother Doll Hilton, as the spirit of this scorned woman refuses to rest, often returning angry and more vindictive than in her previous life: "They beat the goodness and the sweetness out of her. They beat her into the streets, into back alleys, down into the dirt, into the gutter, onto her knees." The rich text is shaped by the African American storytelling tradition and layered with significant American histories. VERDICT Recalling the woven spirituality of Toni Morrison's Beloved, this work will appeal to readers of African American and mystic literature.-Ashanti White, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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