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Mississippi Yankee Ray McElhaney

Mississippi Yankee

Ray McElhaney

Published December 10th 2009
ISBN : 9781439263488
Paperback
300 pages
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Seventeen-year-old Colin OHara arrives from Newark to begin college at Ole Miss in 1961. A sociological jolt beginning this Northern boys maturation in the segregated South. But this is much more than a coming of age tale. Colin flees into the armyMoreSeventeen-year-old Colin OHara arrives from Newark to begin college at Ole Miss in 1961. A sociological jolt beginning this Northern boys maturation in the segregated South. But this is much more than a coming of age tale. Colin flees into the army to avoid love, only to face deadly war in Viet Nam. Hes forced to confront long-hidden family secrets, and is steered into the Las Vegas gambling industry by a powerful man whos been manipulating him. Theres also an intriguing romantic sub-plot-a man and woman struggling to reclaim love against all odds. Colins unguarded first-person perspective allows readers to feel a part of the novel. Men will smile and empathize- while Colins intimate storytelling affords women a rare glimpse into the normally shielded male psyche. Set during a fascinating period of U.S. history, MISSISSIPPI YANKEE is a sensually rich, life-living drama filled with historical perspective, suspense, plot twists, and fascinating characters.