A Different Drummer by Kelley

A Different Drummer by Kelley

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Our reissue of William Melvin Kelley’s 1962 lost classic: in the language of myth, A Different Drummer tells the story of Tucker Caliban, a young African American farmer who, one day, leads his people in a spontaneous exodus, throwing the world of the white Southern townspeople into brilliant disarray.

When Tucker Caliban, with his wife and child, salts his fields, burns his house, and leaves the Confederate state that’s been his home, the entire black population follows him. Told from the points of view of the white residents who remained, A Different Drummer remains, decades after its first publication in 1962, one of the most trenchant, imaginative, and hard-hitting works of fiction to come out of the bitter struggle for African American civil rights.