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Out of the Night That Covers Me

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Out of the Night That Covers Me

John McMillan was only eight-years-old when his mother died and he was ripped, without warning, from his sheltered world of books and gentility. Now on his aunt's run-down tenant farm in southern Alabama, abused by his alcoholic uncle, and completely bereft, John longs for escape—his only hope for survival. He's about to get his wish in a way no one could ever predict...

A twist of fate will bring John to the Bend, a black settlement that has become a refuge for outcasts, where he'll join Tuway, a black man who helps others leave the South and find a new life in Chicago. But neither will be ready for the brutal confrontation about to change their lives, challenge the prejudice of an era, inspire the courage of a people, and most of all, touchingly reveal the secrets of one boy's heart.

Out of the Night That Covers Me
by Pat Cunningham Devoto

  • Publication Date: December 1, 2001
  • Paperback: 436 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books
  • ISBN-10: 0446678023
  • ISBN-13: 9780446678025