The Resource Forty acres : a thriller, Dwayne Alexander Smith

Forty acres : a thriller, Dwayne Alexander Smith

Label
Forty acres : a thriller
Title
Forty acres
Title remainder
a thriller
Statement of responsibility
Dwayne Alexander Smith
Title variation
40 acres
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What if overcoming the legacy of American slavery meant bringing back that very institution? A young black attorney is thrown headlong into controversial issues of race and power in this page-turning and provocative new novel. Martin Grey, a smart, talented black lawyer working out of a storefront in Queens, becomes friendly with a group of some of the most powerful, wealthy, and esteemed black men in America. He's dazzled by what they've accomplished, and they seem to think he has the potential to be as successful as they are. They invite him for a weekend away from it all--no wives, no cell phones, no talk of business. But far from home and cut off from everyone he loves, he discovers a disturbing secret that challenges some of his deepest convictions... Martin finds out that his glittering new friends are part of a secret society dedicated to the preservation of the institution of slavery--but this time around, the black men are called "Master." Joining them seems to guarantee a future without limits; rebuking them almost certainly guarantees his death. Trapped inside a picture-perfect, make-believe world that is home to a frightening reality, Martin must find a way out that will allow him to stay alive without becoming the very thing he hates
Summary
Befriended by some of America's most successful and wealthy black men, a talented African-American lawyer working out of a Queens storefront accepts their invitation to a weekend getaway only to learn that they are part of a secret organization that would promote white slavery
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2015.
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10319358
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smith, Dwayne
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American lawyers
  • Secret societies
  • Human trafficking
Target audience
adult
Label
Forty acres : a thriller, Dwayne Alexander Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781476730530
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781476730530
Label
Forty acres : a thriller, Dwayne Alexander Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781476730530
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781476730530

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