'...compelling fictional account of one of history's greatest miscarriages of justice, a case that kick-started America's civil rights movement' -- Waterstone's Books Quarterly
'A fine novel...meticulously researched...' -- Daily Telegraph
'An astute history...clear-sighted...Feldman's book should be read.' -- The Independent
'Moving, disturbing and enormously powerful, this brilliant book offers no cosy resolutions or perfect happy endings.' -- The Gloss
'Multidimensional and real, neither wholly good nor wholly bad, Ruby is a marvellous fictional creation...' -- Historical Novels Review
'Scottsboro is a pleasure to read, even if the history makes one wince.'
-- Daily Telegraph
'an intelligent and often enjoyable writer'
-- Sunday Times
`A powerful novel...Scottsboro moves at a leisurely pace but never fails to hold the attention.'
Alabama, 1931. A posse stops a freight train and arrests nine black youths. Their crime: fighting with white boys. Then two white girls emerge from another freight car, and fast as anyone can say Jim Crow, the cry of rape goes up. One of the girls sticks to her story. The other changes her tune, again and again. A young journalist, whose only connection to the incident is her overheated social conscience, fights to save the nine youths from the electric chair, redeem the girl who repents her lie, and make amends for her own past. Intertwining historical actors and fictional characters, stirring racism, sexism, and anti-Semitism into an explosive brew, Scottsboro is a novel of a shocking injustice that convulsed the nation and reverberated around the world, destroyed lives, forged careers, and brought out the worst and the best in the men and women who fought for the cause. Feldman suggests that though the past will always be there, its not fixed like the timeline history taught at school, nor impermeable to the present . . . This is a brave novel in the strongest sense of the word, carefully treading mined terrain to thought-provoking and memorable effect Observer
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