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In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow, Caldonia, can't uphold the estate's order and chaos ensues. In a daring and ambitious novel, Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all of its moral complexities.

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About the Author

Edward P. Jones was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award and recipient of the Lannan Foundation Grant, Jones was educated at Holy Cross College and the University of Virginia. His first book, Lost in the City was originally published by William Morrow in 1992 and shortlisted for the National Book Award. Mr. Jones was named a National Book Award finalist for a second time with the publication of his debut novel The Known World which subsequently won the prestigious 2004 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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ISBN:
9780060762735
Subtitle:
The Known World CD
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Free, Kevin
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Free, Kevin
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Jones, Edward P.
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20040615
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.16 in 17.92 oz
Media Run Time:
900

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