This debut novel explores the circumstances surrounding a real event in Virginia in 1936--the shooting of an aging black caretaker and his sister who were being evicted from their land. The story is told through the eyes of the 50-year-old caretaker involved in the violent standoff and a young county employee fresh out of school.

Bloodroot 2000, Thomas Dunne Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312265618