Magic City by Jewell Parker Rhodes audiobook

Magic City

By Jewell Parker Rhodes
Read by Cherise Boothe

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10.89 Hours 1
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Hailed as a Favorite Book by the Chicago Tribune and based on true events, Magic City wowed critics and audiences nationwide. In 1921 Tulsa, a white woman and a black man get on an elevator. The woman screams and suddenly the man is on the streets-barely ahead of a lynch mob gathering behind him. Accused of rape, aspiring magician Joe is on the run for a crime he didn't commit-and the woman who's scream implicated Joe must search for the courage to exonerate him.

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Hailed as a Favorite Book by the Chicago Tribune and based on true events, Magic City wowed critics and audiences nationwide. In 1921 Tulsa, a white woman and a black man get on an elevator. The woman screams and suddenly the man is on the streets-barely ahead of a lynch mob gathering behind him. Accused of rape, aspiring magician Joe is on the run for a crime he didn't commit-and the woman who's scream implicated Joe must search for the courage to exonerate him.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A mystical tale, full of spirits…Rhodes’ exciting and moving novel takes off at a vigorous, lively clip from the first page, plunging through complex ideas and relationships without neglecting any of them.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A compelling page-turner that will keep readers hoping against hope that everything will somehow, magically, turn out for the best.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Jewell Park Rhodes’ Magic City takes an ugly chapter of American history and turns it into a human tale of vulnerable people with imperfect motives and skewed vision, people who interact in dire ways with monumental consequences…I could not, would not put this book down, not even after its last searing sentence.” Julianne Malveaux, author of Sex, Lies, and Stereotypes
“We’ve seen Jewell Parker Rhodes use magic before to explore the meanings of, and urge drama from, history, and her approach here to the evocative and outrageous events of 1921 shows us that magic can cut two ways. Rhodes writes about our common human plight with a powerful dramatist’s voice; she has created with Magic City a clear open window on a rueful day.” Ron Carlson, author of Plan B for the Middle Class
Magic City is a victory against amnesia. One will remember Tulsa, 1921! This book captures the literary magic of a woman who is fast becoming a bright and shining star. Not even Houdini could create more wonder.” E. Ethelbert Miller, editor of In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African-American Poetry

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Author

Author Bio: Jewell Parker Rhodes

Author Bio: Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of several books, including Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award, and Ninth Ward, which was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, a Notable Book for a Global Society, and a Today Show Al’s Book Club for Kids selection. She has also written many award-winning books for adults. She teaches writing at Arizona State University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 10.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English