By Mary Glickman
because the tribes of the South make the grueling trip around the Mississippi River, a trio of disparate characters is united via a “far-reaching tale of affection, braveness, and honor” (Booklist).
Greensborough, North Carolina, 1828. Abrahan Bento Sassaporta Naggar has traveled to the US from the filthy streets of East London looking for a greater existence. yet Abe’s visions of a privileged apprenticeship within the Sassaporta Brothers’ empire are quickly changed with the awful truth of indentured servitude.
a few fifty miles west, darkish Water of the Mountains, the daughter of a strong Cherokee leader, leads a lifetime of irreverent solitude. two decades in the past, she renounced her family’s plans for her to marry a filthy rich white man—a determination that quickly proves fateful.
And in Georgia, a black slave named Jacob has resigned himself to a lifetime of loss and injustice in a Cherokee urban of safe haven for criminals.
From the writer of Marching to Zion and One extra River comes a sweeping novel of yankee heritage. As their tales converge within the shameful machinations of historical past, 3 outsiders will undergo witness to the horrors referred to as Andrew Jackson’s Indian removing Act—just as additionally they become aware of the chance for desire. See why Library Journal raves, “This soaking up and vibrant portrait of 19th-century the USA will allure critical historic fiction fans.”
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