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Song of Slaves in the Desert (Hardcover)

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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 in America is always controversial, but no one who reads Song of Slaves in the Desert will emerge from its pages unaffected."
Charles Johnson, author of the National Book Award winner Middle Passage

"A novelist's dream is to conjure up a whole world, one the reader can tumble right into and inhabit. I fell into Alan Cheuse's Song of Slaves in the Desert like that. I confess I felt a twinge of envy at Cheuse's success, his fully imagined song and ...

Novelist, essayist, and story writer Alan Cheuse has been described as "The Voice of Books on NPR." He has written three novels, including To Catch the Lightning, and a pair of novellas. He is also the editor of Seeing Ourselves: Great Early American Short Stories and co-editor of Writers' Workshop in a Book. He teaches writing at George Mason University. Visit www.alancheuse.com

Author:
Cheuse, Alan
Genre:
FICTION / Literary
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
500
Language:
English
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Landmark
Publish Date:
03/01/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9781402242991
Height:
9.25 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
1.5 in
Unit weight:
1.85 lb
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