By Richard Rubin

ISBN-10: 0671036661

ISBN-13: 9780671036669

ISBN-10: 067103667X

ISBN-13: 9780671036676

A compelling and shiny portrait of a Deep South group poised among the previous and the longer term, this can be the lovely actual tale of the way a tender long island author plunged right into a closed Mississippi society, and what occurred while he got here out at the different side.

Fresh out of the Ivy League, New Yorker Richard Rubin solutions a help-wanted advert for a journalist and unexpectedly unearths himself thrust into the heart of Greenwood, Mississippi, an previous Delta city simply commencing to undergo the realities of existence in glossy the US. To Rubin's nice shock, Greenwood embraces him as he units out to hide its many tales; quickly, to his a lot better shock, he embraces Greenwood too, adapting so good that he even turns into a fervent booster of the neighborhood excessive school's soccer workforce.

While overlaying that workforce, he meets convenient Campbell, its famous person seventeen-year-old quarterback, a negative, unknown black child from the tasks who had by no means performed on any group prior to his senior 12 months. yet convenient can be the best normal expertise an individual can bear in mind, and by way of the top of the season, he has gained unbelievable glory. Rubin involves think that their careers will by some means upward thrust jointly -- the cub reporter and his prize scoop -- in Greenwood and beyond.

But Greenwood's welcoming face hides darker secrets and techniques, and finally Rubin needs to go away it with a purpose to defend his personal judgment of right and wrong. As he departs, he's at the least comforted via the data that convenient Campbell can also be leaving Greenwood, certain for a powerhouse collage soccer application that often sends its gamers to the NFL.

Six years later, Rubin is again in long island while he learns that convenient Campbell isn't within the NFL yet in Greenwood once more, charged with murdering an outstanding pal. Rubin returns south to hide the trial and hint the path that took convenient from Mississippi country college to the Leflore County prison -- together with, he discovers, the sinister sabotaging of his erstwhile prize scoop's soccer occupation. within the method, Rubin is compelled to confront his personal unresolved emotions approximately Greenwood, because the most sensible and worst components of the city get up once more, starker than ever, to do conflict over one man's destiny.

Rubin's narrative, populated with a gallery of unforgettable characters, leads readers via a chain of attention-grabbing tales, suspense-laced revelations, and startling plot twists. daring and wonderfully written, Confederacy of Silence is a unprecedented glimpse at how another way a small city regards outsiders in its midst, and a story of the way all 3 of them are replaced ceaselessly via the dawning of the recent previous South.

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