One Night in Mississippi - Dundurn

One Night in Mississippi

Published February 2015

Description

After fifty years of guilt over his brother’s brutal murder in Civil Rights–era Mississippi, Warren Williams decides to renews his fight to bring the men responsible to justice. His efforts put him face -to- face with one of the murderers, Earl Olsen, in a remote Ontario town, where a contest of wits will end in death.

One Night in Mississippi is the story of a young activist named Graden Williams, who was brutally murdered in Mississippi during the sixties. After the perpetrators were charged but quickly released, Graden’s brother, Warren, drifted aimlessly for decades, estranged from the rest of his family and struggling with guilt over his brother’s death. But when the U.S. Justice Department begins re-opening cases like Graden’s more than forty years later, he dedicates himself to bringing Graden’s killers to justice.

A phoned-in tip after a television appearance leads Warren to a remote town in northern Ontario, where he meets Earl Olsen, the only murderer still at large, who turns out to be very different than what Warren had expected.

Contributors

Craig Shreve

Craig Shreve was born and raised in North Buxton, Ontario, the final destination for slaves escaping the United States via the Underground Railroad, and is a descendant of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, a nineteenth-century anti-slavery activist. He is a graduate of The School for Writers at Humber College and was a semi-finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award in 2010. Craig lives in Chatham, Ontario.

Book Details

Paperback
February 2015
5.5x8.5 in
160 pp
9781459730991
PDF
February 2015
-
200 pp
9781459731004
ePub
February 2015
-
200 pp
9781459731011