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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Historical / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Chicago Trilogy
  • Series Number:3
  • Pages:300
  • Paperback ISBN:9798990440913

TO DO JUSTICE

by Frank S Joseph

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Overview

Frank S Joseph's award-winning "Chicago Trilogy" novels tell a panoramic tale of race, religion and social conflict in mid century Chicago. As an Associated Press reporter, Frank covered the inner-city riots of the mid '60s that inspired the novel.

To Do Justice, the final "Trilogy" novel, won First Prize in the Chicago Writers Assn. novel contest. It was published May 9 and is available from Amazon, BookBaby, Barnes & Noble and bookstores everywhere.

Description

Set during the riots of 1965-66, To Do Justice tells the story of Pinkie, a mixed-race child of Chicago’s meanest streets … and Mollie, a lovelorn (white) reporter in the Chicago bureau of The Associated Press. Together this unlikely pair will track down the white woman who gave Pinkie birth, and score a Pulitzer-worthy scoop in the bargain.

Here's what others have said about To Do Justice:

 “A fast-moving tale of race, corruption and self-discovery set against the unrest - and the hope - of Chicago during Martin Luther King’s fateful 1965-66 fair housing campaign.” – Pulitzer Prize columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., author, Grant Park

 “To Do Justice is a great read and a wild ride through history.” – Juliette M. Engel, author, Sparky: Surviving Sex Magick

 “To Do Justice drops you into the white-hot center of the 1966 Chicago race riots and gives you a street-level view of what happened and why. The big names are here -- Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson, Richard Daley, to name a few. But the beating heart of this dramatic story is that of an orphaned biracial girl forced into the streets by an abusive foster parent ... and the hard-working AP reporter who befriends her and helps solve the mystery of her peculiar parentage. Beautifully written and eerily in-tune with the racial concerns of our own time, To Do Justice is a must-read for anyone interested in one of the most turbulent moments in American history and how it still reverberates in our collective consciousness.” -- Richard Armstrong, author, The Next Hurrah and The Don Con

To Do Justice is available from Amazon, BookBaby, Barnes & Noble and bookstores everywhere. Amazon ASIN: BOD3W2VHR5; ISBN (paperback): 979-8-9904409-1-3; ISBN (e-book): 979-8-9904409-0-6.

About the author

Frank S Joseph is the author of the award-winning "Chicago Trilogy," novels that tell a panoramic tale of race, religion and social conflict in mid century Chicago. As an Associated Press reporter, he covered the inner-city riots of the mid '60s that inspired To Do Justice, the final "Trilogy" novel. To Do Justice won First Prize in the Chicago Writers Assn. novel contest. Frank and his wife Carol Jason, a sculptor and painter, live in Chevy Chase MD. They are the parents of Sam and Shawn.

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