Just when it appears that all her hard work on Barack Obama's presidential campaign is about to pay off with a White House job, thirty-five-year-old Ida B. Wells Dunbar finds herself on Washington, D.C.'s post-election sidelines even as her twentysomething counterparts overrun the West Wing. She returns home to Atlanta, and her controversial civil rights icon father, Reverend Horace A. Dunbar.
Pearl Cleage, erfolgreiche Bühnenautorin und Essayistin, unterrichtet das Schreiben von Theaterstücken am renommierten Spelman College für Frauen in Atlanta. "Zwischenstop in Idlewild" ist ihr erster Roman.§