Beetlecreek [electronic resource] / by William Demby ; with an afterword by James C. Hall.
- Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1998.
1 online resource (237 p.)
- Men, White -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Male friendship -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
African American teenage boys -- Fiction.
West Virginia -- Fiction.
- Psychological fiction.
- After several years of silence and seclusion in Beetlecreek's black quarter, a carnival worker named Bill Trapp befriends Johnny Johnson, a Pittsburgh teenager living with relatives in Beetlecreek. Bill is white. Johnny is black. Both are searching for acceptance, something that will give meaning to their lives. Bill tries to find it through good will in the community. Johnny finds it in the Nightriders, a local gang. David Diggs, the boy's dispirited uncle, aspires to be an artist but has to settle for sign painting. David and Johnny's new friendship with Bill kindles hope that their lives wi
- Beetlecreek; PART ONE; CHAPTER ONE; CHAPTER TWO; CHAPTER THREE; PART TWO; CHAPTER ONE; CHAPTER TWO; CHAPTER THREE; CHAPTER FOUR; CHAPTER FIVE; PART THREE; CHAPTER ONE; CHAPTER TWO; CHAPTER THREE; CHAPTER FOUR; CHAPTER FIVE; CHAPTER SIX; CHAPTER SEVEN; CHAPTER EIGHT; CHAPTER NINE; PART FOUR; CHAPTER ONE; CHAPTER TWO; CHAPTER THREE; REFERENCES
- "Banner Books."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 236).
Description based on print version record.
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