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Barlowe, a single African-American in his 40s, shares a ramshackle house with his 20-something nephew in the old Fourth Ward of downtown Atlanta, a neighborhood known as the center of the civil-rights movement and the former home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Barlowe works as a printer and passes the time reading books from the neighborhood library and hanging out with other local black men at the corner store.

When Sean and Sandy, a white married couple from Philadelphia, buy and renovate the house next door in anticipation of a neighborhood "turnaround", everyone tries at first to go about their daily business. But fear and suspicion begin to build as more and more new whites move in and make changes, and once familiar people and places disappear.

©2007 Nathan McCall (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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"[A] trenchant, slyly humorous debut novel....Masterfully orchestrated and deeply disturbing illustrations of the depth of the racial divide play out....McCall nails [the] details again and again, and the results, if less than hopeful, are poignant and grimly funny." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharon R Wilson
  • 28/08/2009

A look at Race Issues

It is not often that both sides of racial issues are seen so clearly as in this book. I want all my white friends to read it so that we can consider and discuss key attitudes , emotions and loyalties. My feeling is that it was an honest attempt on the part of the author. The characters are credible, I've said so many of the same things myself. Please write more Nathan, and please make more of this available on Audible!

6 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Gina
  • 09/09/2008

Easy Listening

I really liked this book. The story line was good and I felt that Nathan McCall presented both sides of this story in a balanced fair minded way. So realistic, because this is happening right now in my neighborhood. This story kept my attention and entertained me, It was Easy Listening.

5 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 20/12/2020

Great story.

Narrator was great I loved Make Me Wanna Hollar. Nathan McCall did it again. Very thought provoking and too the point

1 person found this helpful

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Valerie
  • 12/09/2020

A good read

I have always been a fan of the author and this book doesn't disappoint.

1 person found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sheri J.
  • 21/07/2020

An author’s answer to Today's headline 2020 ”RACE in a country DIVIDED”

I bought the audiobook version years ago & was intrigued & entertained as I listened with joy, understanding, and applause. Now over 10 years later I would like to pat Nathan McCall on the back while shaking his hand for creating a novel which addresses issues among different races & how misinterpretations can brew when dialogue is mishandled or cultures misunderstood. It starts off with the main character’s, Barlowe, issue with THE FLAG, then progresses to other issues in today's current events: police serving the privilege, making unnecessary arrest with the mentally challenged, gentrification, and Race relation clashes on the social status. There are also issues within the Black community & the characters’ personal demons. I absolutely Love this book. Great narration by Mirron Willis too. He really does an outstanding job of bringing McCall’s novel to Life. This book has not been given the recognition it truly deserves. Hopefully reaching for this BOOK among those wanting to understand will bring it more to LIGHT.

1 person found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Odis Ross
  • 12/06/2021

You'll enjoy this listen

Loved it! Very thought provoking. A captivating listen. Great narration by Mirron Willis. You'll enjoy this audible.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Roz
  • 15/05/2021

Classic Piece of Literature

Good book
Reminds me of a modern Earnest Gaines novel
I really enjoyed the narration!

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 20/04/2021

timely and well done

the plot and narration were great. i want more books from Nathan McCall on audible

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • C. A. James
  • 30/12/2020

Good Read

Thought this was a great story line. Gentrification is occurring In major cities across the country and this fictional tale captures the experience from the perspective of both sides. The narration was good but not great. Hard to get the voices of multiple characters all right. I would recommend this book. Nathan McAll is a good storyteller. Glad to know he’s still doing work. Had not read his books in many years.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Utente anonimo
  • 16/10/2020

loved it

I loved this book; I was entertained from the beginning to end. I would recommend this book to anyone. I will definitely download more from this author.