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Song Yet Sung

Song Yet Sung

Author: James McBride
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2008. A trade paperback copy in near fine, unmarked condition.

Liz Spocott is a captured runaway slave, shot and near death, and shackled to other runaway slaves in the attic of the notorious slave-catcher Patty Cannon. The ancient nameless woman she is bound to reveals 'the Code', a fiercely guarded, cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run.

When Liz escapes once again, Denwood Long, a troubled slave-catcher and waterman, is coaxed out of retirement to break the Code and track down Liz, whose extraordinary dreams of tomorrow have created a freedom-seeking furore among the once complacent slave community. The mysterious disappearance of two children, one white, one black, seeds an explosive ending.

Filled with rich history - much of the story is drawn from historical events - and told in McBride's signature lyrical style, Song Yet Sung, brings into full view a world long misunderstood in American fiction: how slavery worked, and the haunting choices beneath the surface, pressing both whites and blacks to search for relief in a world where all seemed to lose their moral compass.

This is a story of tragic triumph, violent decisions, and unexpected kindness.
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780340976272
  • : Sceptre
  • : Sceptre
  • : March 2008
  • : 3.7 Centimeters X 15.1 Centimeters X 23.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 368
  • : 813/.6
  • : 308
  • : James McBride