No Other Tale to Tell by Richard Perry
A Novel

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In the 1960s, the once rich oral heritage among the black citizens of Kingston, New York, has diminished to become mere rumors about fire and death centering around Carla March, who trusts no one until Miles comes to town.
 

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Published June 1, 1994 by William Morrow & Co. 315 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Shortly after teenage Carla gives birth to his retarded mulatto son, Max burns down the family home, killing two siblings and scarring Carla, then disappears.

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Set in 1966 in the small city of Kingston, N.Y., Perry's somber tale frames the history of the burg's black community around the experiences of Carla March, a single mother in her early 40s who's haunted by a tragic incident from the past.

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