Them

  • by Nathan McCall
  • Narrated by Mirron Willis
  • 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Barlowe, a single African-American in his 40s, shares a ramshackle house with his 20-something nephew in the old Fourth Ward of downtown Atlanta, a neighborhood known as the center of the civil-rights movement and the former home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Barlowe works as a printer and passes the time reading books from the neighborhood library and hanging out with other local black men at the corner store.When Sean and Sandy, a white married couple from Philadelphia, buy and renovate the house next door in anticipation of a neighborhood "turnaround", everyone tries at first to go about their daily business. But fear and suspicion begin to build as more and more new whites move in and make changes, and once familiar people and places disappear.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] trenchant, slyly humorous debut novel....Masterfully orchestrated and deeply disturbing illustrations of the depth of the racial divide play out....McCall nails [the] details again and again, and the results, if less than hopeful, are poignant and grimly funny." (Publishers Weekly)

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A look at Race Issues

It is not often that both sides of racial issues are seen so clearly as in this book. I want all my white friends to read it so that we can consider and discuss key attitudes , emotions and loyalties. My feeling is that it was an honest attempt on the part of the author. The characters are credible, I've said so many of the same things myself. Please write more Nathan, and please make more of this available on Audible!
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Easy Listening

I really liked this book. The story line was good and I felt that Nathan McCall presented both sides of this story in a balanced fair minded way. So realistic, because this is happening right now in my neighborhood. This story kept my attention and entertained me, It was Easy Listening.
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- Gina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-14-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.