The Other Room

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A Southern White Girl Gets The Shock Of Her Life

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The iron grillwork of the gate stood between them…..and so did years of tradition and social custom. It was a barrier, built by hate and fear, between one color and another. He might have crossed that line, and lived on her side – but he was too proud to pass for white

James Avati’s first paperback cover illustration

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Nigger Heaven

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“A Strange, arresting, shocking and tremendously serious story….”

From the back:

It tears away the dark clouds of misunderstanding and prejudice and allows the bright sun of honest inquiry and hope to shine on a speedy advancing race that has given the world such men as Booker T. Washington, George W. Carver, Dr. Ralph Bunche and Jackie Robinson.

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