TARGET WILLIAMSTOWN by Dorothy Bonnell

TARGET WILLIAMSTOWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Oak Ridge-born Faith Adams thinks Williamstown (north Georgia) is in for some kind of disaster from her physicist father's secret government project but the real explosion is social. Dr. Adams is an uninterruptible scientist, Mrs. Adams is an otherwise-occupied wife, so college-bound Faith takes things into her own hands. She's really quite capable: working for personnel at the Project: mixing with the mountain folk; greeting the Nobel-prize winning Negro physicist and his also-perfect wife, and insisting that her parents owe them an invitation; arranging a barbecue for some of the thousands of ethnics pouring into the small town for new jobs; turning a near-riot into an all-American square dance (on nation-wide TV) when some of the po' whites object to the Nigras getting jobs and homes. Her parents are overdrawn and the attempt to present many points of view fails because the characters are just wired for sound.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1968
Publisher: Messner