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Darktown: a novel
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Darktown novels volume 1.
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Darktown. bk. 1
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Published:
[United States] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
Content Description:
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 47 min.)) : digital.
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Award-winning author Thomas Mullen is a wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers in this timely and provocative mystery and brilliant exploration of race, law enforcement, and justice in 1940s Atlanta. Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers; they aren't allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters. When a woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Their investigation sets them up against a brutal cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood as his own, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines. Among shady moonshiners, duplicitous madams, crooked lawmen, and the constant restrictions of Jim Crow, Boggs and Smith will risk their new jobs, and their lives, while navigating a dangerous world-a world on the cusp of great change. A vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the timely issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice.

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eAudiobook
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Unabridged.
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English
ISBN:
9781442399495, 144239949X

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Read by Andre Holland.
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Award-winning author Thomas Mullen is a wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers in this timely and provocative mystery and brilliant exploration of race, law enforcement, and justice in 1940s Atlanta. Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers; they aren't allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters. When a woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Their investigation sets them up against a brutal cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood as his own, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines. Among shady moonshiners, duplicitous madams, crooked lawmen, and the constant restrictions of Jim Crow, Boggs and Smith will risk their new jobs, and their lives, while navigating a dangerous world-a world on the cusp of great change. A vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the timely issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mullen, T., & Holland, A. (2016). Darktown: a novel. Unabridged. [United States], Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mullen, Thomas and Andre, Holland. 2016. Darktown: A Novel. [United States], Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mullen, Thomas and Andre, Holland, Darktown: A Novel. [United States], Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.

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Mullen, Thomas, and Andre Holland. Darktown: A Novel. Unabridged. [United States], Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.

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