James McEachin Releases TELL ME A TALE: A NOVEL OF THE OLD SOUTH
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by BWW News Desk
While Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day Lewis have presented Abraham Lincoln in the film Lincoln, and Quentin Tarrantino and Jamie Foxx brings us Djamgo Unchained, actor/author James McEachin (who once wrote a screenplay with Spielberg) offers a uniquely different story of emancipation in his powerful novel Tell Me a Tale; a novel of the Old South.
Originally published in 1995, the audio version and ebook formats are set to be released on February 2, 2013. Tell Me a Tale delves into the many issues of slavery and the illegitimate child of a slave-holder, Arhchibald McBride. The setting is in rural North Carolina and takes place when Archibald "frees" his slaves and suffers the far-reaching consequences. This is a story so filled with relevance and intrigue that a young college student at the University of Wisconsin used it (along with Uncle Tom's Cabin) as a basis for her Master's Thesis.
Charles Champlin, Editor Emeritus, of the LA Times opined: "Charming, compelling, provocative. A visual story. One can almost see it on the screen."
Tell Me a Tale; a novel of the Old South (audio). The only thing better than reading it, is hearing McEachin deliver it. Spielberg's Lincoln presents the story of a president and slavery. McEachin's Tell Me a Tale offers the story of a people and slavery--just in time for Black History Month.