A novel by Denise Nicholas
The critically acclaimed debut novel from pioneering actress and writer Denise Nicholas tells the story of one young woman's coming of age via the political and social upheavals of the civil rights movement. Nineteen-year-old Celeste Tyree leaves Ann Arbor to go to Pineyville, Mississippi, in the summer of 1964 to help found a voter registration project as part of Freedom Summer. As the summer unfolds, she confronts not only the political realities of race and poverty in this tiny town, but also deep truths about her family and herself. Drawing on Nicholas' own involvement in the movement, Freshwater Road was hailed by Newsday as 'Perhaps the best work of fiction ever done about the civil rights movement.'
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August 2005 : USA Hardback
January 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Freshwater Road
Author(s): Denise Nicholas
ISBN: 1-4165-7123-X / 978-1-4165-7123-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Availability: Amazon UK
September 2006 : USA Paperback