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Author Head, Cheryl A., author.

Title Time's undoing : a novel / Cheryl A. Head.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2023]


Location Call No. Status
 Levine Library - Leisure  PS3608.E227 T56 2023    Available
Description 371 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary "A searing and tender novel about a young Black journalist's search for answers in the unsolved murder of her great-grandfather in segregated Birmingham, Alabama, decades ago--inspired by the author's own family history. Birmingham, 1929: Robert Lee Harrington, a master carpenter, has just moved to Alabama to pursue a job opportunity, bringing along his pregnant wife and young daughter. Birmingham is in its heyday, known as the 'Magic City' for its booming steel industry, and while Robert and his family find much to enjoy in the city's busy markets and vibrant nightlife, it's also a stronghold for the Klan. And with his beautiful, light-skinned wife and snazzy car, Robert begins to worry that he might be drawing the wrong kind of attention. 2019: Meghan McKenzie, the youngest reporter at the Detroit Free Press, has grown up hearing family lore about her great-grandfather's murder--but no one knows the full story of what really happened back then, and his body was never found. Determined to find answers to her family's long-buried tragedy and spurred by the urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement, Meghan travels to Birmingham. But as her investigation begins to uncover dark secrets that spider across both the city and time, her life may be in danger. Inspired by true events, Time's Undoing is both a passionate tale of one woman's quest for the truth behind the racially motivated trauma that has haunted her family for generations and, as newfound friends and supporters in Birmingham rally around Meghan's search, the uplifting story of a community coming together to fight for change"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- History -- Fiction.
African American journalists -- Fiction.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Race discrimination -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Birmingham (Ala.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
ISBN 9780593471821 (hardcover)
0593471822 (hardcover)
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