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1940s & '50s

Larry M Arrowood

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A gripping tale of racial prejudice in a small Southern town, Bloodroot tells the story of a retired law enforcement officer, Harry Weatherholtz, who stumbles upon the drowning of a young black orphan who was forced by his white foster parent, Hurley Cutshaw, into a farm pond to retrieve a fishing lure.


Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery,

Short Summary

Weatherholtz discovers that the roots of the crime run deep, to those in the highest positions of power. A local judge, Jeremiah Jenkins, is placing black children in homes where the young children are forced to do domestic labor for neighbors, from which the foster parents receive wages.


Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Harry Weatherholtz

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Faithful, Masculine, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Aggressive, Engaging, Honorable, Modest, Patriotic

Additional Character Details

Name: Miss Ann

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Underdog, Desperate, Insecure, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Hurley Cutshaw

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Crazy, Criminal, Greedy, Manipulative, Uneducated, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Sheriff Flinn

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Empathetic, Honorable, Modest, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2008

Hard Copy Available



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