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In the Fall (Vintage Contemporaries)

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Compared by critics to William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy, Jeffrey Lents In the Fall is the most stunning debut to come along in years. Ambitious in scope and passionately executed, this epic novel is the rarest of things: a truly moving, emotionally honest, and intellectually satisfying American family.

In the twilight of the Civil War, Leah, an escaped slave, discovers Norman Pelham, a wounded soldier who lies dying in a battlefield outside Richmond. After she nurses him back to health, Norman brings her to his family farm in Vermont as his wife, and they begin a family. Now the mother of three, and however begrudgingly, accepted in the community, Leah travels back to the South of her birth and returns with a secret that threatens to destroy what she and Norman had created. Her son Jamie, passing for white, escapes his legacy and enters a world of petty bootlegging, achieving a kind of respectability in the Prohibition era, but also suffering wrenching losses. At the eve of the Great Depression his son, Foster, retraces the path taken by his grandmother and finally confronts the secret exposed by an unknown white uncle, the legacy of slavery, and the painful intricacies of race.

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In the twilight of the Civil War, Leah, an escaped slave, nurses a Union Soldier back to health and soon travels to his family farm in Vermont as his wife. At the eve of the Great Depression, her grandson retraces her path and finally confronts a family secret, the legacy of slavery, and the painful intricacies of race. 560 p.

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Jeffrey Lent lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.

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saradreilly, May 8, 2008 (view all comments by saradreilly)
This beautifully written book was a joy to read! My cousin purchased it at an lovely independent bookstore in Woodstock Vermont last summer because it was highlighted as a local author. She read it and then sent it to me. I am looking for Mr. Lent's new book now. An unusual story of love, family and how decisions made have profound effects on loved ones. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375707452
Editor:
Davis, Dawn
Author:
Davis, Dawn
Author:
Lent, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Interracial marriage
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries (Paperback)
Series Volume:
v. 51(5)
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.9 in 0.85 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In the twilight of the Civil War, Leah, an escaped slave, nurses a Union Soldier back to health and soon travels to his family farm in Vermont as his wife. At the eve of the Great Depression, her grandson retraces her path and finally confronts a family secret, the legacy of slavery, and the painful intricacies of race. 560 p.
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