“He didn’t know it at the time, but from the first day his mama knew he existed in her womb, there had been a target on his back, and home would never be a safe haven for him.”
Like That Old Man River is a heartfelt saga set in the Mississippi Delta in 1924 and centers around two families—one living in a small rural colored community known as Cainstown and the other a prosperous family living in the lap of luxury in the all-white sundown town of McAllister.
Set against a historical backdrop of Jim Crow South, this emotional journey chronicles the life of a mulatto boy named River born as the result of a brutal rape to a psychopathic mother.
Go along for the ride on this epic journey spanning forty-five years that chronicles River’s struggle not only to survive, but to rise above the circumstances of his life. You will find yourself rooting for him through the many plot twists and turns and will not be able to rest until you find out how the story ends. One thing is for sure—he, as well as other colorful characters described in this book, will stay with you long after you have read the last page.