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Michael Parker’s vast and involving novel about pirates and slaves, treason and treasures, madness and devotion, takes place on a tiny island battered by storms and cut off from the world. Inspired by two little-known moments in history, it begins in 1813, when Theodosia Burr, en route to New York by ship to meet her father, Aaron Burr, disappears off the coast of North Carolina. It ends a hundred and fifty years later, when the last three inhabitants of a remote island—two elderly white women and the black man who takes care of them—are forced to leave their beloved spot of land. Parker tells an enduring story about what we’ll sacrifice for love, and what we won’t.

About the Author

Michael Parker, author of six previous books of fiction, winner of the Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and an NEA fellowship, is a professor in the MFA writing program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616201432
Author:
Parker, Michael
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
FICTION / Historical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120605
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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