Bloodroot

By: Aaron Roy Even

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In 1936, in a small town near Charlottesville, Virginia, an aging black caretaker and his sister shot dead a white sheriff acting on orders to turn them off their land. Bloodroot explores the circumstances leading up to the violent standoff as seen through the eyes of Elsa, a young county employee fresh out of school and filled with aspiration and illusion, and those of Wesley, the fifty-year old caretaker of a vanished family's estate.
While Elsa struggles to retain her authority and self-respect, Wesley is haunted by past concessions and his sister's attachment to the land. When he stands in the way of a proposed turpentine plant by refusing the county's purchase offer, both Elsa and Wesley find themselves moving relentlessly toward an end neither wants to reach.

Title: Bloodroot

Author Name: Aaron Roy Even

Categories: Fiction & Classics & Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books | St. Martin's Griffin: 2000

ISBN Number: 031228392X

ISBN Number 13: 9780312283926

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Like New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 061287

Description: Winner of the 1999-2000 A.W.P. Thomas Dunne Books Award. Pictorial cover. 261 pp. Light foxing on page edges, else like new. Full refund if not satisfied.