George And Rue
By all accounts, the bludgeoning murder in 1949 of a taxi driverby brothers George and Rufus Hamilton was a "slug-ugly" crime. Georgeand Rue were hanged for it. Repelled and intrigued by his ancestral cousins’deeds, George Elliott Clarke uncovered a story of violence, poverty and shame—astory that led first to the Governor General’s Award–winning ExecutionPoems and culminated in Clarke’s brilliant and darkly comic debut novel.
Named an editor’s choice by The Bookseller inthe UK, George & Rue is a book about death that brims with fiercevitality and the sensual, rhythmic beauty that so often defines Clarke’swriting.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LynnB - LibraryThing
Wow! This is some of the best writing I've come across in a while. Mr. Clarke can evoke deep impressions and emotions with his poetic style. This is the story of two brothers, growing up Black and ... Read full review
Review: George And RueUser Review - Trista - Goodreads
It's hard to figure out what to say about this one. It's not a particularly enjoyable read, but it's beautiful and horrifying, and worth sticking with through the (fairly graphic) violence. Apparently, it's now out of print, which is a shame, so if you see it, buy it. Read it. Read full review