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Fire in Beulah

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Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew
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Dec 31, 2001 | ISBN 9780142000243

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Praise for Fire in Beulah:

“A haunting, engrossing portrait of two families – one white, one black – whose lives are woven together and then shattered . . . Askew’s final hundred pages are a cinematic, apocalyptic denouement, as all the characters are swept up in the terrible racial tidal wave.” —The Washington Post
“Askew’s tinderbox of a novel is suffused with an almost unbearable tension . . . a moving, troubling story . . .  Askew nails as well as any author in recent memory the claustrophobia of racism, the devastation of hate and the way it sucks all the air out of the world.” —The Boston Globe
Compelling, intense and frightening . . . recalls and recreates a devastating if largely forgotten historical event in order to explore the awful consequences of human failure.” —Chicago Tribune
“A devastating story of greed, violence, and destruction . . . Askew’s novel is riveting and remarkably relevant.” —The Portland Oregonian

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