Alex Heard "The Eyes of Willie McGee"

Alex HeardAlex Heard will be at Off Square Books reading and signing copies of The Eyes of Willie McGee.

Convicted of the rape of a white woman in Mississippi, Willie McGee was executed in 1951, and the mysteries surrounding his case live on. Based on court transcripts, newspaper reports, archived papers, letters, FBI documents, and the recollections of family members on both sides, Mississippi native Alex Heard tells a moving and unforgettable story that evokes the bitter conflicts between black and white, North and South, in America. “… tragic, sad, and very compelling.” — John Grisham

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 5:00pm
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