Tuesday, July 20, 2010
"A black man was running from four whites while several more black men chased them. The ground tremored under their big boots."
-- Small Island by Andrea Levy.
I am back to reading Small Island, after having been distracted by Up in the Old Hotel for a couple of weeks. This one was slow for me to get into, but now that I am in, I don't want to leave. Great book!
This teaser is from a pivotal scene in which the hero, Gilbert Joseph, a British RAF volunteer from Jamaica stationed in England during WWII, finds himself in the middle of a Jim Crow-style standoff with American GIs in a movie theater, trying to watch Gone With the Wind.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.