Frank Yerby: A Victim's Guilt by Eugene Stovall

By Eugene Stovall

Winner of the 2007 IPPY Bronze Medal

The novel, Frank Yerby: A Victim’s Guilt, transports the reader right into a mysterious and engaging international have been historical past and fiction merge in the reality of Frank Yerby’s brain. Characters from Frank Yerby’s personal books grasp him from his deathbed and insist that he recant his doctrine of the ‘victims guilt’. they suspect this doctrine has condemned Yerby in addition to his characters to oblivion. Their will to outlive is pitted opposed to Yerby’s pernicious trust within the ‘victim’s guilt’ with unexpected outcomes for all.

FRANK YERBY is on his deathbed and he understands it. yet dying frightens Yerby certainly not. loss of life infuriates him. dying implies that none of his literary accomplishments could be liked. And he'll be denied the acclaim that he merits. yet at the same time Yerby ís brain rages by contrast unkind destiny, characters from his books his personal creations rage opposed to him. They accuse him of being the writer of his personal failure and, in flip, casting them into oblivion. So Yerby's characters ensure that he needs to get to the bottom of the secret of the 'victim's guilt'.

In half one, SUMAYLA summons Frank Yerby again to ninth century Spain utilizing the powers of Jewish mysticism. Sumayla is allied with the grand vizier who plots to overthrow the Emir of Cordoba. within the moment half, the chief of a Voodoo cult evokes a spell to deliver Frank Yerby to Cuba. The Voodoo priest wishes Yerby to aid and safeguard his nephew, PEDRO, who plans to steer an revolt of Negro slaves and Cuban haciendados opposed to Cuba’s rulers. within the 3rd half, ELLEN factors the rape and homicide of her sister and needs to flee in basic terms to turn into embroiled within the bloody Kansas border warfare. while she is bought into slavery, Frank Yerby needs to come to her rescue.

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