Lay Down My Sword and Shield

Lay Down My Sword and Shield

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A powerful novel of conflict, history and shadows from the past ... by the bestselling, acclaimed author of THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN. 'As I stood there on my front porch that hot, breathless July day, leaning against the column with the six bullet holes, now worn and smooth, I could see Hack's whitewashed marker under the pin oaks in the Holland family cemetery ... Four generations of my family were buried there.' Hack Holland is a product of the South, both old and new. Hard-drinking ex-POW and wealthy, progressive Democrat, he stands in the long shadow cast by his ancestors. When Holland's candidacy for a congressional seat brings him increasingly into conflict with those around him, his almost unwitting involvement with a violent civil rights conflict forces him to reassess his future - and his past...In the evening, when the day had started to cool, I would drive out into the surrounding hills with the windows of the car down. ... casting popping bugs into the shadows, then the water would explode and a large-mouth bass would climb into the air ... I would see the ghosts of Apache and Comanche warriors riding their painted horses in single file, their naked bodies ... with deerskin clothes and powder horn and musket and the self-destructive fury that led them to war against the entireanbsp;...

Title:Lay Down My Sword and Shield
Author:James Lee Burke
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2010-11-25


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