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The Legacy of Slavery The Loyalty of Family The Lure of Love He has no history in the rice fields, no background in being a master. Plantations are as foreign to him as the African plain that birthed the slaves his uncle owns. Surely, though, he knows his own heart. She has no say in his decisions, his day, his life. She doesn't even have a say in her own. But when Nathaniel Pereira plunges into the murky mysteries of freedom and survival in the suffocating Southern heat, Liza can see how she might change her life forever. Tracing the thread of slavery from sixteenth-century Timbuktu, Song of Slaves in the Desert explores one man's struggle to understand a world where honor is in short supply yet dignity cannot be sold. His mission in peril, his mind nearly undone, Nathaniel's obsession binds him to his fate more tightly than chains ever could. ?"Cheuse shows that in one way or another, we all experience slavery, and that freedom is never given but must be taken at all cost. The book's epic vision is deeply human and humane." Helon Habila, author of Waiting for an Angel and Measuring Time "Alan Cheuse, one of our most respected men of letters, has written a daring, provocative novel. Some readers will be captivated by his depiction of the horrors of slavery and Jewish involvement in the peculiar institution, and others will be troubled and perhaps even offended, for the subject of race contemporary,genre fiction,historical,literary,literature and fiction Literature & Fiction, Sourcebooks Landmark
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Based on historically accurate roots, this novel explores one New Yorker's involvement in his family's rice plantation and the wild tensions involved as he tries to right the wrong he sees at work in his family. Tracing the thread of slavery from 1500s Timbuktu up to the Civil War, "Songs of Slaves in the Desert "explores one man's struggle with the legacy of slavery and the loyalty of family, brought into sharp focus as he finds himself attracted to one young slave woman. A masterful writer, Cheuse grapples with the nether parts of our history and the wild nature of love, especially by those held closest in chains. Praise for "To Catch the Lightning: " "Compelling fiction that digs deep into the mystery and sacrifice and selfishness of creative vision." -Charles Frazier, author of "Cold Mountain "and "Thirteen Moons" "Vivid and poignant...Cheuse's ambitious historical novel illuminates one man's heroic obsession and the perpetual dichotomies of duty and dream, discovery, and loss."-"Booklist" Song of Slaves in the Desert Cheuse, Alan, Sourcebooks Landmark
The Legacy of Slavery The Loyalty of Family The Lure of Love Fiction Fiction eBook Based on historically accurate roots, this novel explores one New Yorker's involvement in his family's rice plantation and the wild tensions involved as he tries to right the wrong he sees at work in his family.
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2011, ISBN: 9781402242991
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Song of Slaves in the Desert
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781402242991
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1402242999
Herausgeber: SOURCEBOOKS INC
Gewicht: 0,839 kg
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