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FEATURING BILL FLETCHER JR. – What happens when a long-time labor and racial justice activist and author writes a work of fiction? You get a page-turner woven through with powerful political analysis. That’s what Bill Fletcher Jr.’s debut novel, The Man Who Fell From the Sky offers.

In this murder mystery set in the 1970s, Fletcher weaves an intriguing tale of a Cape Verdean American journalist named David Gomes who attempts to unravel a case and thereby delves into his own family history and the racial complexities that exist within societies.

Actor and activist Danny Glover praised the novel saying, “Bill Fletcher pulls together history and mystery to create an exciting and compelling story of race and revenge. It is truly an unexpected page turner.”

For more information about the book visit and follow Bill on Twitter @BillFletcherJr.

Bill Fletcher Jr., is a racial justice, labor & international activist. He is the former president of TransAfrica Forum, a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, and an editorial board member of He is also the author of a number of books including They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions & Solidarity Divided; Reimagining Labor Unions: Busting Myths, Building Movements; and Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice. His debut novel is The Man Who Fell From the Sky.

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