Rejected by his race. Hunted by the Klan. Jimmy Montgomery can no longer live in the middle.
LIVING IN THE MIDDLE is a powerful African American historical novel based on the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.
New York/Tulsa- 1918 – 1921:
Jimmy Montgomery comes from old New York money and grows up among the Manhattan elite. At the age of eighteen, Jimmy discovers he’s been living a lie. He follows his roots back to Tulsa, Oklahoma to answer the burning questions in his life. Who is he? What is he? Where does he belong? He finds love and friendship along the way, but full acceptance from either the White or the Black world eludes him. When trouble pits the White population of Tulsa against the Black community of Greenwood during the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921, Jimmy must finally make a choice—he can no longer live in the middle. His decision will alter the course of his life and those he’d come to love. What will he decide?
LIVING IN THE MIDDLE is a stand-alone story connected by theme to the other volumes in A. Robert Allen’s Slavery and Beyond series.