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Jujitsu for Christ [electronic resource] : a novel / by Jack Butler ; [with a new foreword by the author and an] afterword by Brannon Costello.

Author/Creator:
Butler, Jack, 1944-
Publication:
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (226 p.)
Series:
Banner Books Series
Banner Books Series
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Subjects:
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Families -- Mississippi -- Fiction.
Jackson (Miss.) -- Fiction.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Jack Butler's Jujitsu for Christ--originally published in 1986--follows the adventures of Roger Wing, a white born-again Christian and karate instructor who opens a martial arts studio in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, during the tensest years of the Civil Rights era. Ambivalent about his religion and his region, he befriends the Gandys, an African-American family--parents A.L. and Snower Mae, teenaged son T.J., daughter Eleanor Roosevelt, and youngest son Marcus--who has moved to Jackson from the Delta in hopes of greater opportunity for their children. As the political heat ris
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Author's Preface; Jujitsu for Christ; Afterword
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
1-62103-927-7
OCLC:
808108913