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Reparations

Author: Kimber, Stephen Set In . . .
 North America, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax
Genre: Fiction
Time Frame: Various
Published: 2006
Description:

They were boyhood best friends. One black, one white. But they’dgrown up and apart. Ray, the son of Africville’s last schoolmaster, had hisbrief, shining moment in the ’70s as a black activist leader and is now ajaded lawyer specializing in real estate deals and plea bargains. Ward, the sonof a blackballed fisherman, who had his own turn in the ’70s spotlight as theprovince’s most promising young politician, has become a judge who worriesmore about the state of his prostate than the justice of the state. Now, morethan 25 years after they fell in love with the same woman, the two men must faceeach other again, this time in a courtroom. The explosive trial will force bothof them to finally confront the demons of their own pasts and reveal secretsthey’ve kept hidden, even from themselves.

Stephen Kimber, an award-winning journalist and broadcaster, haswritten a page-turning legal thriller, a sophisticated tale fuelled by power,sex, the politics of race and an impassioned quest for justice.

  
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