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Visible Empire

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Visible Empire

An “intimate and revelatory” (Tom Perrota) novel --- based on true events --- charting a single sweltering summer in Atlanta that left no one unchanged

On a humid summer day, the phones begin to ring: disaster has struck. Chateau de Sully, a Boeing 707 chartered to ferry home more than 100 of Atlanta’s most prominent citizens from a European jaunt, crashed in Paris shortly after takeoff. Overnight, the city of Atlanta changes. Left behind are children, spouses, lovers and friends faced with renegotiating their lives --- the hedonism of the ’60s and the urgency of the civil rights movement at the city’s doorstep.

With VISIBLE EMPIRE, Hannah Pittard “brings her kaleidoscopic perspective to a catastrophe on an epic scale” (Los Angeles Times). Captivating and ambitious --- and inspired by true events --- this is a story of race, class, power, privilege and, ultimately, of promise and hope.

Visible Empire
by Hannah Pittard

  • Publication Date: May 14, 2019
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • ISBN-10: 1328588793
  • ISBN-13: 9781328588791