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Southern man : a novel / Greg Iles.

Iles, Greg, (author.).

Fifteen years after the events of the Natchez Burning trilogy, Penn Cage is alone. Nearly all his loved ones are dead, his old allies gone, and he carries a mortal secret that separates him from the world. But Penn's exile comes to an end when a brawl at a Mississippi rap festival triggers a bloody mass shooting -- one that nearly takes the life of his daughter, Annie. As the stunned cities of Natchez and Bienville reel, antebellum plantation homes continue to burn and the deadly attacks are claimed by a Black radical group as historic acts of justice. Panic sweeps through the tourist communities, driving them inexorably toward a race war. But what might have been only a regional sideshow of the 2024 presidential election explodes into national prominence, thanks to the stunning ascent of Robert E. Lee White, a Southern war hero who seizes the public imagination as a third-party candidate. Dubbed the "TikTok candidate," and funded by an eccentric Mississippi billionaire, Bobby White rides the glory of his special forces record to an unprecedented run at the White House -- one unseen since the campaign of H. Ross Perot. To triumph over the national party machines, Bobby evolves a plan of unimaginable daring. One fateful autumn weekend, with White set to declare his candidacy in all fifty states, the forces polarizing America line up against one another: Black versus white, states versus the federal government, democracy versus fascism. Teaming with his fearless daughter (now a civil rights lawyer) and a former Black Panther who spent most of his life in Parchman Prison, Penn tears into Bobby White's pursuit of the presidency and ultimately risks a second Civil War to try to expose White's motivation to the world, before the America of our constitution slides into the abyss. In Southern Man, Greg Iles returns to the riveting style and historic depth that made the Natchez Burning trilogy a searing masterpiece and hurls the narrative fifteen years forward into our current moment -- where America itself teeters on the brink of anarchy." -- Provided by dustjacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780062824691
  • ISBN: 0062824694
  • Physical Description: 966 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Series information from author's website.
Subject: Cage, Penn (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Cage, Annie (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
White, Bobby (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Music festivals > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Arson > Fiction.
Mass shootings > Fiction.
Political activists > Fiction.
Anarchism > Fiction.
Thriller fiction.
Suspense fiction
Missippippi > Fiction
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)

Available copies

  • 2 of 7 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.


  • 8 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library FIC ILES, GREG (Text) 36446002110719 New Adult Checked Out 06/20/2024

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