THE BACK DOOR by Julian Meade


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Julian Meade is taking up the cudgels for a social problem of the south, -- the problem of how and through what medium the white people can help the colored. The story is told through the Negro angle, the hopeless pull against the forces of society. The plot revolves around a girl, part white, who -- after long waiting and various barriers, has married the colored youth she loves, only to find him ill from tuberculosis after his release from jail. She keeps things rolling, only to sell herself to her landlord's son, a white man, to save eviction, -- a bad dream come true, and all to no purpose. A problem story, but not a social pamphlet in fiction form. A nice piece of work, realistic, challenging.

Pub Date: Oct. 5th, 1938
Publisher: Longmans, Green