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[[ BOOKS ]] ⚦ The Garment of Destiny Author Thomas Thonson –

The Garment of Destiny When Eli Steadman, A Mixed Race Student Raised By A White Family, Fakes A Hate Crime On A College Campus So That He Can Win The Student Body Presidency, He Sets Off A Firestorm Of Events That Reverberate Through Many People S Lives With Unexpected Consequences The Controversy Alienates Eli From His Family And Renders Him Vulnerable To A Web Of Competing Agendas By A Cast Of Self Serving And Craven Enablers Both Black And White Soon He Has Betrayed Almost Everything He Believes In Set In A Small Colorado Mountain Town In 2005 With Hurricane Katrina Playing Out On Television Screens All Across The Country, The Garment Of Destiny Is A Novel That Turns A Gimlet Eye On The Landscape Of American Life Along The Way It Finds Both Dark Comedy And Tender Tragedy, And Is Sure To Be As Controversial As It Is Riveting.

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  1. says:

    Far from the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, a storm of racial tension is about to rage through the fictional Kors College in The Garment of Destiny Correspondingly, the subject matter of Thomas Thonson s second book and first novel is miles from that of his Hollywood themed collection, You Don t Die of Love, which I reviewed last August for LLBR Yet the author retains the same ability to create complex and unique characters using an unpretentious writing style.A cross burning on the lawn of Moses Stokes, a professor at the Colorado school, foreshadows the racial and cynical tones underlying the subsequent events Moses sends his family away, ostensibly for safety, but also for convenience so he can pursue other activities his wife would not appreciate, including an affair with his gorgeous assistant, Eva Diaz That duplicity is reflected in many of the other characters including, eventually, the one we ought to root for, Eli Steadman.Moses enlists Eli to represent the professor s interests by challenging the indomitable Lucy Raines for student body president Moses hates Lucy because she s been publicly critical of the professor in the past He sees Lucy as an influential bigot A rise in her status could only increase his troubles Na ve Eli, relatively sheltered from racism to this point in his life, just t...

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    My review of The Garment of Destiny by Thomas Thonson is a bit mixed I loved the beginning of the novel The protagonist, Eli Steadman was likeable, seemed hard working and idealistic As a college student he was being exposed to ways of life different from those he was raised with by his Caucasian adoptive family Then Eli s professor, Moses Stokes decided to push Eli to run for student body President Stokes introduced Eli to gangbangers, maneuvered his graduate student so that she could watch over Eli, and worked to convince Eli that his white upbringing was hindering him In the perfect world Eli would have resisted the negative temptations set before him, but he was unable to in The Garment of Destiny Ultimately he cheated on his girl friend with the grad student, ignored a childhood friend to spend time campaign hanger ons, and agreed to stage a fake hate crime I soon began to loose interest in Eli as his character s morals seemed to take a 180 degree turn I couldn t find any character I could connect with by the end of the novel Eli, the bright promising student wound up in jail and refused to speak up for himself It was if he decided he deserved his punishment which he didn t The police officer who was trying to decipher the mess around the hate crime ended up in the hospital and was unable to convince Eli to stand up for himself Eli s biological mother was killed and nothing became ...

  3. says:

    Oh my this book was quite the page turner It was amazing Great story, full of twists and turns that I didn t see coming Eli is a mixed race student in a small town in Colorado Moses is an African American professor at his college that has become a conrtoversial and risky investment for the university Alan is a white professor who wants to have a constant position in the school with a diversity program THe headmaster president is trying ...

  4. says:

    This book started a bit slow for me and then when the pace picks up everything starts going extremely wrong for the characters An interesting take on how a lie can totally screw your life and maybe you shouldn t put your faith in the wrong people The only thing I don t get is if...

  5. says:

    Totally enjoyed reading this book The characters and the situations they get involved in are all believable This book shows how the actions of one person can affect the lives of many others for years to come Very engrossing and well written.I won this book in the GoodReads First Read giveaway G...

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