Book Giveaway - Ticket to Exile

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ticket to Exile
Author: Adam David Miller
Paperback: 237 pages
Publisher: Heyday Books; Trade Paperback edition

Book Description

At age nineteen, A.D. Miller sat in a jail cell. His crime? He passed a white girl a note that read, "I would like to get to know you better." For this he was accused of attempted rape.

Ticket to Exile recounts Miller's coming-of-age in Depression-era Orangeburg, South Carolina. Miller reconstructs the sights, sounds and social complexities of the pre-civil rights South, and his youth as a closet rebel who successfully evaded the worst strictures of a racially segregated small town. By the time he is forced into exile, we realize that this fate was inevitable for a young man too intelligent and aware of the limitations of his society to remain there without disastrous consequences.

About the Author

Adam David Miller has worked in northern California for four decades as a teacher, writer, poet, editor, publisher and radio and television producer.

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