Friday, December 29, 2017

Missing Isaac - Valerie Fraser Luesse


Synopsis - 
There was another South in the 1960s, one far removed from the marches and bombings and turmoil in the streets that were broadcast on the evening news. It was a place of inner turmoil, where ordinary people struggled to right themselves on a social landscape that was dramatically shifting beneath their feet. This is the world of Valerie Fraser Luesse's stunning debut, Missing Isaac.

It is 1965 when black field hand Isaac Reynolds goes missing from the tiny, unassuming town of Glory, Alabama. The townspeople's reactions range from concern to indifference, but one boy will stop at nothing to find out what happened to his unlikely friend. White, wealthy, and fatherless, young Pete McLean has nothing to gain and everything to lose in his relentless search for Isaac. In the process, he will discover much more than he bargained for. Before it's all over, Pete--and the people he loves most--will have to blur the hard lines of race, class, and religion. And what they discover about themselves may change some of them forever.

Review - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

After losing his father at a young age, Pete reached out to his father's friend Isaac. Shortly after, Isaac disappears. No one knows what happens to him. Pete decides he is going to set out and find Isaac one day and meets Dovey. He has no idea how much his life would change after meeting her. Though time passes, no one in the small town of Grace, Alabama forgets Isaac. Pete's grandfather hires a private detective to find out what happens to Isaac after years of no results.

Favorite Quote
Life throw you a hairpin turn sometimes - ain't nothin' you can do but keep drivin' and try to keep it in the road - Isaac

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