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Torched finds Sam Ransom at his first pastoral appointment in Holmes County, Mississippi, in the summer of ’64. At a civil rights rally, he is reunited with two friends from his childhood. His decision to join their efforts to rebuild a black church torched by nightriders sets all three on a collision course with the Klan and two grisly murders. The story is about interracial friendship and romance, the ultimate sacrifice, atonement and redemption.
A Note From the Publisher
“A magnificent tale of race and romance that speaks to us today more than ever.” –Michael Hartnett, bestselling author of The Blue Rat
“Prose in the skilled hands of Joe Edd Morris is powerful, lyrical…almost like reading poetry.” –Peggy Webb, USA Today bestselling author of The Language of Silence
“Joe Edd Morris is a lifelong Mississippian with a true gift of telling a good story.” –Gerald Walton, author of The University of Mississippi: A Pictorial History