The Tree of Forgetfulness (Paperback)

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In The Tree of Forgetfulness, writer Pam Durban, winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award, continues her exploration of southern history and memory. This mesmerizing and disquieting novel recovers the largely untold story of a brutal Jim Crow--era triple lynching in Aiken County, South Carolina. Through the interweaving of several characters' voices, Durban produces a complex narrative in which each section reveals a different facet of the event. The Tree of Forgetfulness resurrects a troubled past and explores the individual and collective loyalties that led a community to choose silence over justice.

About the Author

Pam Durban is the author of "The Laughing Place" and "All Set About With Fever Trees". She has received numerous awards including a Whiting Writer's Award. She teaches at Georgia State University, where she is one of the founding editors of" Five Points" "Magazine".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780807149720
ISBN-10: 0807149721
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication Date: October 2012
Pages: 171
Language: English
Series: Yellow Shoe Fiction