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“[A] searing, moving and infuriating memoir… Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela. For decades he has fought judges, prosecutors and police on behalf of those who are impoverished, black or both… injustice is easy not to notice when it affects people different from ourselves; that helps explain the obliviousness of our own generation to inequity today. We need to wake up. And that is why we need a Mandela in this country.”

—Nicholas Kristof, “When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3” The New York Times   

[A] searing, moving and infuriating memoir… Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela. For decades he has fought judges, prosecutors and police on behalf of those who are impoverished, black or both… injustice is easy not to notice when it affects people different from ourselves; that helps explain the obliviousness of our own generation to inequity today. We need to wake up. And that is why we need a Mandela in this country.”

—Nicholas Kristof, “When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3” The New York Times   

Victor LaValle on the Unknown

   

"When I first read this — as a 10 or 11 year old — the central horror of the book, a dead child, meant nothing to me. I was a child myself and felt immortal. But there was a creature seen by the main character, Louis, in the dark woods near his home one night. An enormous thing, six stories maybe, hardly visible in a heavy fog. The only thing Louis makes out are its great yellow eyes, gleaming like fog lamps, scanning the night as it lumbers on. That shit scared me senseless. Still does, if you want to know the truth." — Victor Lavalle, author of The Devil in Silver in USA TODAY