Riverside Remembered

By: Briggs, Wallace Neal

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DJ and boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 239 pages; "A moving personal memoir of Mississippi in the 1920s and the bitter harvest of racial repression. As the story opens, six-year-old Buster Briggs boards a Pullman car headed south over the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, and we embark with him on what will become his journey from childhood into adolescence. Bus Briggs is a white boy from Indiana who spends his summers and Christmases at his grandparents' Mississippi homeplace, Riverside. At the heart of this story lies Buster's strong and sustaining friendship with Leroy. From his Pullman window, Buster first sees Leroy sitting on a stile near Riverside waving at the passing train. Leroy soon becomes Buster's fellow explorer, fishing instructor, and best friend. Before Leroy waves goodbye to Buster's departing train for the last time, an unbreakable bond is formed with the gift of a pocketknife, and what happens because of that gift. Even so, the racial prejudices of the time dictate that the paths of their lives diverge. Wallace Briggs set out to write a memoir of his family and of his own youth, but he has shaped a story that is far more than a personal recollection. Its themes are among the most powerful in literature?love and death, family dynamics, the innocence and selfishness of childhood, the struggle with cultural mores. "

Title: Riverside Remembered

Author Name: Briggs, Wallace Neal

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Lexington, KY, University Press of Kentucky: 1992

ISBN Number: 0813118077

ISBN Number 13: 9780813118079

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 18960

Keywords: racial prejudice Mississippi