The vivid and highly memorable characters in The Winds Of
Tomorrow enables Donald Wilson to present innovative ideas and a definite
philosophy of life, specifically, that Black people have often been stereotyped
in books, film, and television, and that they are not all the same. “Some are heroes and some are villains.”
This premise leads readers into the thick of this dynamic plot, as Gene
Stanton, a very successful and wealthy African American newspaper publisher, is
faced with the same problems and everyday concerns that his White counterparts
have to face, when he decides to expand his business by switching from
publishing a Black weekly newspaper to an integrated daily, thus, becoming the
country’s only Black citizen to publish an integrated daily newspaper that
happens to have mostly White employees.
This storyline stimulates high dramatic interests,
provocative narrative, and meaty subject matter as Stanton confronts family
conflict and division amongst his attorney wife and their six adult children when
his newspaper goes eyeball to eyeball against a powerful and ruthless
competitor which creates a flourish of racism, infidelity , and greed.
Stanton' s life is further complicated when he becomes involved in a torrid love affair with a stunning young woman on the paper's editorial
staff . . . This happens just before a grass
roots political organization selects him to run for mayor.
This modern day novel also deals with violence, drugs,
interracial marriage, sexual t orientation, breast cancer and child abuse as it
offers a wealth of stimulating ideas about our culture and family systems with
a background of fast paced and exciting action sequences as Gene Stanton's life
is threatened by a relentless would-be
assassin. The Winds Of
Tomorrow displays an intriguing contemporary profile of American life that
clearly shows that the integration of races in this country can be successful,
as it guides the readers with crisp, easy reading prose and maintains a high
degree of interest to its dramatic conclusion.