In ‘The Twelve-Mile Straight,’ Characters Are Symbols First, People Second

The Twelve-Mile Straight, by Eleanor Henderson

Eleanor Henderson’s novel, set in 1930s Georgia, seeks to portray a time when “slavery was over, but not past,” says our reviewer. But a lack of nuance keeps its characters from emerging as individuals.

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