LEAVING MISSISSIPPI PREFACE
The purpose of this story is twofold. First, to document the ugly scar of racism that pervaded the South by following the journey of a man into his past in search of redemption. Second, to pay homage to the folk song. These two subjects form a likely collaboration as ...
The prey and the temporarily secure ones:
Mrs. Kessel, a hunted Jewish woman forces her way into the Mr. Lermann's apartment, a local Jewish community leader, begging him to help her rescue her husband.
Somewhere in Vichy come together Mrs. and Mr. Krause, illegal, persecuted Jewish refugees, ordinary honest French citizens, a collaborating secret agent who looks like a Hassidic rebbi and a French half-paralyzed collaborting gendarme.