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- DescriptionIn the late 1920s, a terrible accident sends Curtis Lowe - a black teenager, who works on his parent's cotton farm - through the nightmarish world of Alabama's convict-lease system, which takes him from a convict farm on the coastal plains inhabited by starving inmates to the massive prison mining complexes outside Birmingham; along the way he survives whippings, torturous guards, and unspeakable violations in the hopes of finding his freedom and bringing the whole system to a halt.
- Author BiographyThe first time I really thought about writing was freshman year at Lake Forest High School. We had a creative writing assignment. Most of the other students turned in five, seven or 10 pages. I turned in a massive 30-page opus. My teacher took notice and recommend that I keep pushing myself. From that point on, I thought about writing as a career. I graduated from Auburn University in 2004 with a Journalism degree. I worked as a newspaper reporter for The Walton (FL) Sun, The Northwest Florida Daily News and The Panama City News Herald. I covered the schools, government, tourism, environment and anything else happening in a three-county stretch of the Florida Panhandle. I also covered crime in Panama City, FL, which was crazy, scary, fun and sad. I was born in San Antonio, TX, but grew up outside of Chicago in Lake Forest, IL. I now live along the white stretches of sand and emerald waters in South Walton County, FL, with my wife Christina.
- Author(s)Andy Meinen
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication11/02/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight376 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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