The Race of Races

The Race of Races

by Ran Walker

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Overview

For the first time in the history of Daily, Mississippi, the election ballot is completely divided, with a black and white candidate running for each office. Even more, the newly districted senatorial seat is up for grabs. 
 
David McKlusky, a millionaire lawyer seeking to establish his own legacy outside the shadows of his wife's family, dives into the race, only to be consumed by personal issues that threaten to derail his candidacy. 
 
Chante House, a recently minted lawyer, is encouraged to run for the senate seat by her mentor, a man who has a few secrets of his own. 
 
And Keith Lawrence, a fifteen-year-old student at Daily High School, is wrestling with the loss of a classmate to racial violence and a detached mother who seems powerless to help him cope. 
 
These three stories intersect against a landscape of race and politics in a historic election that threatens to change this small MIssissippi town forever.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150244344
Publisher: 45 Alternate Press, LLC
Publication date: 02/09/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 239
File size: 507 KB

About the Author

Ran Walker is the winner of the 2019 National Indie Author of the Year Award (selected by judges from Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, IngramSpark, St. Martin's Press, and Writer's Digest), the 2019 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Best Fiction Ebook Award, and the 2018 Virginia Indie Author Project Award for Adult Fiction. He is also the recipient of both a 2005 Mississippi Arts Commission/NEA artist grant and a 2006 artist mini-grant. He served as an Artist-in-Residence with the Mississippi Arts Commission in 2006. Additionally, he is a past participant in the Hurston-Wright Writers Week Workshop and is the recipient of a fellowship from the Callaloo Writers Workshop. He teaches creative writing at Hampton University and lives in Virginia with his wife and daughter.

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