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Two families are thrown together by tragedy and the binds of racial injustice.


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County Sheriff Rube Whitlock is faced with raising his two young sons after the death of his young daughter which leaves his wife mentally incapacitated with grief and unable to care for them. Overwhelmed with the responsibility, Rube hires Esther, a local black woman whose husband, PV has just purchased his second mule in an attempt to establish himself and his farm as competitive cotton growers. Word of PV's ambition quickly spreads through the town igniting the community's rage, creating dissonance and contempt within the usually quiet community. Tensions rise as Orville "Guppy" Walters, a local troublemaker, instigates a campaign that begins to threaten the safety of PV. These rumblings put Rube's loyalties and the stability of his position as sheriff under scrutiny and it begins to compromise his livelihood. As the condition of Rube's wife deteriorates, Esther's natural maternal presence begins to fill voids in the Whitlock house, which further fans the racial fires in the town. ... Written by author

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