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Sweetsmoke

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Publisher Comments:

The year is 1862, and the Civil War rages through the South. On a Virginia tobacco plantation, another kind of battle soon begins.

"A fascinating and gripping novel about the Civil War. The slave, Cassius Howard, is a great fictional character, and his story is part mystery, part love story, and a harrowing portrait of slavery that reads with the immense power of the slave narratives."

--Pat Conroy, author of Beach Music and South of Broad

"David Fuller vividly and movingly describes the life of Cassius, a slave on a Virginia tobacco plantation. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Sweetsmoke resonates with unforgettable characters, and is a gripping story of loss and survival."

--Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South

"Fuller works hard to give us a mid-19th century world that feels authentic, from small details . . . to the larger sprawl of the plantation . . . captivating."

--The New York Times Book Review

"The plot unfolds at a brisk pace, and Fuller does an especially good job with the battle scenes . . . Cassius, who has never drawn a single breath as a free man, is a compelling character from the start. Sweetsmoke is a well-imagined and researched novel of survival and courage."

--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Featuring slave traders, smugglers and spies, the novel transports us to a chilling milieu in which human beings are humiliated, and the slaves have a forlorn hope of freedom, decency and dignity . . . Sweetsmoke haunts us long after the final page is turned."

--Tennessean.com

Synopsis:

Set on a Virginia tobacco plantation in 1862, this novel follows a skilled carpenter and slave who risks everything to learn the truth concerning the murder of a freed black woman.

About the Author

David Fuller has been a screenwriter for 25 years. He became fascinated with the role of African Americans in World War II as a young man when he befriended an African American pilot and worked closely with him for years. Fuller lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a VP for Twentieth Century Fox, and twin sons. Sweetsmoke is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401310059
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Subject:
Historical - General
Author:
Fuller, David
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20090908
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 13.36 oz
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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