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On Labor Day of 1968, four Ku Klux Klansmen murdered a young black graduate of Witherston High School and raped his white girlfriend. On Labor Day of 2018, in the same north Georgia community of Witherston, Crockett Wood—a leader of the white supremacist Saxxons—is shot to death in the outhouse of his dilapidated hunting cabin. A week later the torch-wielding Saxxons invade Witherston to block the town’s designation as a sanctuary city. What is the connection? A love story? Betty Jean Craige is Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with her African Grey Parrot Cosmo. Honors from Chanticleer Book Awards, New York City Big Book Awards, and Independent Press Awards. http://bettyjeancraigebooks.weebly.com/