Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Everlasting Now by Sara H. Banks

The Everlasting Now by Sara H. Banks: Book Cover
From the Publisher: "In depression-era Alabama, Brother Sayre grows up in his family's boarding house with a number of railroad employees who serve as substitute fathers. Brother strikes up a friendship with Champion, the nephew of his family's maid, who has come south from Detroit." Publisher:  Peachtree, 2010, 176 pp.

1 comment:

  1. I truly enjoyed this book - a portrayal of awakening awareness of racial prejudice during the Depression. I appreciated how the friendship of Brother and Champion remained steadfast throughout a time of fear and uncertainty. The descriptions (especially the similies) often seemed like poetry, and the short scenes within chapters felt as dreamy as the sweltering days in which they occurred. I was surprised at one typo at the beginning of Chapter 6 which led me to question if there was a change in point of view; otherwise I was never brought out of the moment (the typo referred to mowing and should've read, "...Champion liked circles best.").