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Resemblance (Partly) Coincidental

Sep 8, 2015

There's a little bit of author Whitney Terrell in his Jack Acheson character in The King of Kings County, a novel that tackles Kansas City history.
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Whitney Terrell's novel, The King of Kings County, delves into the history of racial covenants and white flight in Kansas City; the author pulls no punches about that. But the characters who populate the novel and their personal dramas are purely fictional. Ten years after the novel was published, upheaval in Ferguson and a downtown renaissance in Kansas City may inspire us to see something new in the story.


  • Whitney Terrell, author, The King of Kings County