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Overview The Sweet Summer is a moving novel of deep friendship and commitment between a white man and his black peers in a time and a place where such relationships were rare and looked upon with contempt. It portrays with brutal honesty the humiliations suffered by African Americans in the Jim Crow South in the 1940's.
Publishers Description The Sweet Summer is a moving novel of deep friendship and commitment between a white man and his black peers in a time and a place where such relationships were rare and considered with contempt. It portrays with brutal honesty the humiliations suffered by African Americans in the Jim Crow South in the 1940's.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Jun 20, 2005
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664230385 ISBN13 9780664230388
Availability 126 units. Availability accurate as of May 30, 2017 12:07.
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More About William Kelley
William Kelley is the co-recipient of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Witness, starring Harrison Ford, universally acclaimed as one of the finest screenplays in Hollywood history. He has also written five novels and dozens of scripts for television and film.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Sweet Summer: A Novel?
The Sweet Summer Dec 11, 2001
William Kelley's novel, The Sweet Summer is a memorable story of a young airman and ambitious priest Cully Madden. In the summer of 1947, Cully joins an all-black Air Force boxing team. Cully forms deep friendships with his teammates while they are in the South on tour. Cully and his team face many battles inside and outside of the ring. Cully learns many lessons that teach him to understand the origin of the cruelty that allows his friends to live in such a barbaric world he never imagined could have existed. This novel is an account of the friendship of a white man and his black peers in a time that friendships of this kind rarely existed. This book led me on an adventure from a place and time I have never visited. It portrays with harsh honesty how African Americans suffered in the post World War II era. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a novel full of courage, friendship, honor, compassion and heroism.
The Sweet Summer Oct 6, 2000
This book is a poignant and brutal story of a white man on an all black Air Force boxing team. The late 40s Deep South settings of flop houses, make-shift boxing rings, and swamp shanties make you almost feel the humidity in the air and know the desperation of men determined to win at all costs. I highly recommend this beautiful book by the writer who won an Academy Award for co-writing Witness.
william kelley creates spellbinding novel May 11, 2000
MR. KELLEY CREATES A SPELLBINDING NOVEL ABOUT A WHITE MAN ON A BLACK MILITARY BOXING TEAM, TRAVELING THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH IN THE POST WORLD WAR II ERA/ THIS BOOK, WRITTEN FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE I AM SURE, KEPT ME ON THE EDGE OF MY CHAIR AND I WAS UNABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. I LAUGHED, CRIED AND CRINGED AS MR. KELLEY LED ME ON THE TRAIL OF AN ADVENTURE FROM A TIME AND PLACE I HAD NEVER VISITED. IT IS A NOVEL THAT MUST NOT BE MISSED. MR. KELLEYS KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOUTH REMINDS ME OF FAULKNER.I AM SURE THIS STORY WILL SOON APPEAR ON THE BIG SCREEN. THIS STORY IS IN THE SAME CLASS AS MR. KELLEYS ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SCREENPLAY "WITNESS". DONT MISS OUT, BUY IT TODAY!