A short direct novel about de-segregation in a small southern town centers around the Blakes and their son Caleb who, when...

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CALEB, MY SON

A short direct novel about de-segregation in a small southern town centers around the Blakes and their son Caleb who, when desegregation becomes law, revolts from his family's tradition of quietude and knowing their place as respected Negroes in the community. Also fired by the lack of recompense for his brother-in-law's death, Catch goes with a white girl and himself becomes suspect when her brother is killed. Hiding out with his family, Caleb promises to calm down but when he again becomes inevitably involved with the white girl, his father sees no alternative but to kill him. Tensions and changing attitudes spiral to a bitter climax in a story that is simply and quietly but understandingly stated.

Pub Date: Sept. 5, 1956

ISBN: 0595198929

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lippincott

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1956