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January 13 , 2008

The Dark Strip

A Novel


Temperance Green Smith wonders what would have happened if she and her best friend, Rhonda Edwards, had gone to the early movie that hot Saturday in July of 1954 in Lenoirville, North Carolina. The only descendant of North Carolina textile workers, Mae and Stedman, as well as a daughter of twentieth-century social strife, Temperance knows things would have gone differently, much differently.

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