Foreword Reviews

The Mercy Seat

2018 INDIES Winner
Silver, Historical (Adult Fiction)
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A breakout novel by “a bitingly intelligent writer” (New York Times Book Review) set during the hours leading up to the scheduled execution of a young black man for the alleged rape of a white woman in a small Louisiana town in 1943. “Remarkable . . . This is a novel filled with cruelty and dread . . . However, Winthrop tempers the gloom and the hate with gestures of kindness, instances of resolve and redemption and unexpected outcomes.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune