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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.

About the Author

Edward P. Jones, the New York Times bestselling author, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004. His first collection of stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short listed for the National Book Award. His second collection, All Aunt Hagars Children, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. He has been an instructor of fiction writing at a range of universities, including Princeton. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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ISBN:
9780060749910
Author:
Jones, Edward P.
Publisher:
Harper
Author:
by Edward P. Jones
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Large Print
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20040615
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.30909 in 2 oz

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