Fall of ’94

book by Ashley Robinson

lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh

music by Joseph Thalken


Fall of ’94 is a very personal coming-of-age story of five twelve-year-old children in rural Union, South Carolina. Set during the unfolding of the Susan Smith tragedy, the eyes of the world were on this small mill town. While the kids’ focus on perfecting their annual Halloween spook house, the excitement of a media frenzy consumes everyone around them and brings the town’s dark secrets to the surface. Just down the hill from where they are building their spook house, the answers to the Nation’s questions lay in John D. Long Lake. Fall of ’94 asks what affect events of violence and an atmosphere of racial tension have on children and young people.


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