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Head of Zeus
Black & White
Black & White Lewis Shiner

When Michael follows his dying father to North Carolina, a lifetime of lies begins to unravel. His pursuit of his father's past – haunted by voodoo, adultery and murder – takes him to a place called Hayti, once the most prosperous black community in the South. Now the mysteries of Michael's own heritage become a matter of life and death, as racial conflicts barely restrained since the 1960s erupt again.

Rooted in the true story of the US government's urban renewal policy and its disastrous aftermath, Black & White is a literary thriller, a family saga, and a searing portrait of institutionalized hatred.

Head of Zeus * Fiction
01 Aug 2019 * 367pp * £7.99 * 9781789541236
REVIEWS
'Social realism so urgent and committed as to be an act of witnessing. Like books by Richard Price and George Pelecanos, Shiner's is both a page-turner and an urban documentary with a big, fierce heart'
Jonathan Lethem
'Strong characters, suspenseful situations, and tremendous insight. A novel that doesn't flinch from social issues, and is so gracefully written it makes you want to weep. Should not be missed. Lewis Shiner is the real deal, and this is his finest work'
Joe R. Lansdale
'Shiner weaves Michael's, Robert's and Ruth's stories into a stunning tapestry that captures the hopes, dreams, greed, bigotry, ambitions and betrayals that shaped their destinies and those of our country'
Publishers Weekly
'Shines a light on a little-known and shameful part of America's urban-renewal history and does so with palpable anger'
Booklist
Author
Lewis Shiner
Lewis Shiner
Born in Texas, Lewis Shiner is a musician, rock music journalist and award-winning author, writing across genres. He has published six short stories collections and eight novels, including Glimpses, winner of the World Fantasy Best Novel Award.
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