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Song Yet Sungby James Mcbride
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction.
In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from her captors and escapes into the labyrinthine swamps of Marylands eastern shore, setting loose a drama of violence and hope among slave catchers, plantation owners, watermen, runaway slaves, and free blacks. Liz is near death, wracked by disturbing visions of the future, and armed with the Code,” a fiercely guarded cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run. Lizs flight and her dreams of tomorrow will thrust all those near her toward a mysterious, redemptive fate.
Filled with rich, true details—much of the story is drawn from historical events—and told in McBrides signature lyrical style, Song Yet Sung is a story of tragic triumph, violent decisions, and unexpected kindness.
A runaway slave and a determined slave catcher become tangled in a web of intrigue and adventure in McBride's intricately constructed and impressive second novel, set in pre-Civil War Maryland.
In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave breaks free and escapes into the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland's eastern shore, setting loose a drama of violence and hope.
About the Author
James McBride is an accomplished musician and author of the New York Times bestseller The Color of Water. His second book, Miracle at St. Anna, is a major motion picture with noted American filmmaker Spike Lee directing and coproducing. McBride has written for The Washington Post, People, The Boston Globe, Essence, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times.
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