The Fall of Rome

The Fall of Rome

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Latin instructor Jerome Washington is a man out of place. The lone African-American teacher at the Chelsea School, an elite all-boys boarding school in Connecticut, he has spent nearly two decades trying not to appear too qracial.q So he is unnerved when Rashid Bryson, a promising black inner-city student who is new to the school, seeks Washington as a potential ally against Chelsea's citadel of white privilege. Preferring not to align himself with Bryson, Washington rejects the boy's friendship. Surprised and dismayed by Washington's response, Bryson turns instead to Jana Hansen, a middle-aged white divorcAce who is also new to the school -- and who has her own reasons for becoming involved in the lives of both Bryson and Washington. Southgate makes her debut as a writer to watch in this compelling, provocative tale of how race and class ensnare Hansen, Washington, and Bryson as they journey toward an inevitable and ultimately tragic confrontation.Like in that class before midterm break where Ms. Hansen read Hendricksona#39;s essay about his grandmother. Rashid felt as though he were going to burst into tears at any moment the whole rest of that day. Hea#39;d been in a bad mood evenanbsp;...

Title:The Fall of Rome
Author:Martha Southgate
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2010-05-11


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