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A Different Drummer by Nathan Garner

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KELLEY'S STYLE The novel is told almost wholly from the viewpoint of the white people in the town. The black characters are never used as narrators, and the few instances in which they do speak are re-told by either a white narrative voice or by an omniscient narrator. This technique is surprising in view of the fact that the major action of the novel is initiated and carried out by the black characters. The use of this technique highlights, again and again, the naiveté and blindness of the whites in regard to the blacks, with whom they have lived all their lives.

4. What has caused David to lose the "something" that Tucker retains? 5. How are the images of the wheelchair and Mister Harper related? 6. Explain Bennett Bradshaw's relationship to Christ. 7. How does the South affect the relationship between Tucker and Bethrah? 8. Discuss Tucker as a "primitive" man. 9. Interpret the role of each of the men on the porch. 10. Contrast Mister Leland with Mister Harper. 11. Explain the dilemma of Harry Leland. How does he resolve it? 12. How does the fact that the story takes place in an imaginary state add to the novel's effectiveness?

Library Journal LXXXIV (October 1959): 3015.

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