Georgia author tells tragic story of interracial romance, murder and retribution in new novel

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Author Yisrah Abrahaim tells a disturbing story of a former Klansman about a forbidden interracial relationship and a 40-year-old murder in her latest historical fiction, “Travesty: A Love Story.” This tragic love story is set for nationwide release this week.

“Travesty: A Love Story” is a story told by a former Klansman to his African-American attorney, where the former Klansman explained his involvement in a murder that happened 40 years ago. In this book, the author created a realistic story about race relations in America during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which took place in the course of a year and ended on December 1956.

Go back in time through the pages of this book and feel the tensions raging between blacks and whites as a backdrop to this tragic love story — a story about a forbidden interracial relationship during those tumultuous times, leading to lies, treachery and murder. How did the truth about the murder come out after 40 years? Find out how these former Klansmen and murderers, who were now influential men of society, were unmasked and stripped of their power with the power of truth in this new heart-stopping novel.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Abrahaim has been writing poems since she was 9 years old. Her first literary piece was a poem about a pen. She believes that an author’s creation can touch, move and empower another life — it can open a mind to endless possibilities of another world that exists in a life created on paper. Abrahaim is also currently based in Georgia.

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