Thursday, July 22, 2021
Some Go Home
Tensions. In Odie Lindsay’s debut novel titled, Some Go Home, individual people and particular places stand in for the tension in many families and communities over the past sixty years. The fictional town of Pitchlynn, Mississipi could be any hometown. The tension of race and class can be focused at antebellum Wallis House, now with new owners in contemporary and gentrifying Pitchlynn, but with vivid echoes of a murder there in 1964. Lindsay gives us race, class, memory and a cold hard look at reality. The prose is finely written, the characters complex, and the narrative flows in irregular ways that seep us into a story that we can come to see from many perspectives and time periods. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Some Go Home from amazon.com.