Black & White by Lewis Shiner

By Lewis Shiner

While Michael follows his death father to North Carolina, a life of lies starts off to solve. His pursuit of his father's past--haunted by means of voodoo, adultery and murder--takes him to a spot referred to as Hayti, as soon as the main wealthy black group within the South. Now the mysteries of Michael's personal background develop into an issue of existence and demise, as racial conflicts slightly confined because the Sixties erupt again.Rooted within the real tale of the united states government's city renewal coverage and its disastrous aftermath, Black & White is a literary mystery, a kin saga, and a searing portrait of institutionalized hatred.

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Somebody, probably Coleman, had marked the outside corners of a search area in red chalk on the surface of the embankment. They were watching a middle-aged man in jeans, navy windbreaker, and billed cap. He was setting up a device that resembled a lawnmower; four solid rubber wheels supported a yellow box the size of a small, flat suitcase. On top of the handlebars was a smaller yellow box with a color le d screen. Coleman saw Michael and waved. Bishop’s expression was neutral. A cop stopped Michael at the line of yellow crime scene tape that they’d strung from more of the orange traffic cones.

Ground penetrating radar,” Bishop said. “Known as g p r in the trade. ” Michael asked. “That’s the idea. We got lucky. Nobody in the Triangle has one of these rigs. I remembered that these folks tried to sell us a system a few years ago to find buried dope or what have you. ” “It always turns into a circus when it’s this public,” Bishop said. He gestured to the slim young woman next to him. She had light brown skin, golden cornrows, and a black leather jacket over her skirt and sweater. “This is Leticia Townsend.

Nobody remembers him now, but he was a thorn in the side of the white man all through the sixties. He was always the one talking about how the black man needed to arm himself for self-defense. When they had that referendum on Hayti, he was the one saying it was all a boondoggle, that the white man would tear Hayti down and pave it over and never build the things they said. In the late sixties he got more militant, like the Panthers and all that, and the talk was he was going to start the Revolution right here in Durham.

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