Brutal And Horrifying
Back in the 1930’s the deep South continued to be a divide between the white and black Americans. There were lies and lynchings, rapes and violence, and people turning a blind eye everywhere. It is not a comfortable read. It is deeply disturbing.
In contrast there was love and loyalty between two girls… one black and one white.
The reader gets a glimpse of life in rural, dusty Georgia. The atmosphere of cruelty and distrust has been perfectly captured by Eleanor Henderson.
The Twelve Mile Straight is a snapshot in time. I hope we have all learnt from the lessons of the past. Eleanor Henderson has opened eyes to the horrors suffered by the black Americans in the South. It is a brutal story combined with awful elements of truth.
A powerful but disturbing read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.