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Author : De'Shawn Charles Winslow

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Published date : 17 Jan 2023

Genres : Thriller

ISBN-10 : 163557532X

ISBN-13 : 9781635575323

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Decent People

Discover an unputdownable novel from award-winning author De'Shawn Charles Winslow – "Decent People." Immerse yourself in this gripping narrative that unfolds in the racially divided town of West Mills, North Carolina, circa 1976. Following a shocking triple homicide, the community is thrown into chaos, with secrets unraveling in the aftermath of the killings.

In the midst of this turmoil, Marian, Marva, and Lazarus Harmon, three mysterious siblings, are found shot to death in their home. The townspeople, divided by a canal that serves as the color line, are caught in a whirlwind of speculation, gossip, and accusation. Surprisingly, the white authorities show little interest in solving the crime, leaving the community to grapple with the consequences.

Enter Ms. Jo Wright, a determined woman who has returned to West Mills from New York City, seeking retirement and a reunion with her childhood sweetheart, Olympus "Lymp" Seymore. When she discovers that Lymp is a prime suspect and the half-siblings of the murder victims, Jo embarks on a transformative journey to prove his innocence.

As Jo delves into the investigation, she uncovers not only the truth behind the Harmon siblings' deaths but also a web of darker secrets – racial incidents, homophobia, and medical misconduct. These revelations threaten to shatter the reputations of many within the community.

For those who enjoyed "American Spy" and "Bluebird, Bluebird," "Decent People" is a compelling novel that tackles themes of shame, race, money, and the indispensable reckoning needed to heal a fractured community. Join De'Shawn Charles Winslow on this powerful exploration of human complexities, as he weaves a tale that captivates and challenges.

About the Author

De'Shawn Charles Winslow

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De'Shawn Charles Winslow is an American author known for his literary works that explore various aspects of the African American experience. Winslow gained recognition for his debut novel, "In West Mills," published in 2019. His writing has been praised for its vivid storytelling, rich character development, and exploration of themes such as community, identity, and the complexities of human relationships.

"In West Mills" is set in a small African American community in North Carolina spanning several decades, and it follows the life of a complex and charismatic woman named Azalea "Knot" Centre. The novel delves into Knot's relationships, personal struggles, and the dynamics of the community around her.

Winslow's work is often celebrated for its nuanced portrayal of characters and its ability to capture the intricacies of Southern life and culture. His storytelling resonates with authenticity and a deep understanding of the human condition.

Please note that there may have been further developments in De'Shawn Charles Winslow's career or new works since my last update in January 2022. For the latest information on Winslow and his literary contributions, I recommend checking more recent sources or his official website.

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