JoeyPinkney.com Book Review The Magnificient Life of Gravvy Brown
by Devaughn Lilly
5 of 5 Stars
The Magnificent Life of Gravvy Brown by Devaughn Lilly is non stop action in a historical context. Born just before the Roaring 20s, Gravvy Brown went on the be the youngest person in Louisiana history to be executed for murder and the first person to be executed by the electric chair – just three days before his twenty-first birthday.
Who did he kill? His mother. Or so the police say…
JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
DeVaughn Lilly, author of The Magnificent Life of Gravvy Brown
(Young Revolutionary Publishing)
This novel is about a young black man who has been convicted of killing his beloved mother. In the hours leading up to his execution for this unthinkable crime, he has been given the opportunity to sit down with a journalist and tell their unbelievable life story and how he ended up in that place.
His name is Gravvy Brown, and he claims to be innocent. This story is a fiction novel that takes place in early twentieth century New Orleans.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write The Magnificent Life of Gravvy Brown?