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Riassunto: Even though former slaves Annie Coats and her son Gabriel have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice--to the extent that Annie secretly recalls her days on the plantation with fondness. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses are seeking to build their new lives--with Gabriel, a tailor, producing uniforms for soldiers and fine suits for pompous politicians, and Annie, a seamstress and laundress, catering to the nearby brothels and stately homes--is supposed to be a safe haven, a "promised land" for former slaves, but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people. In fact, the city's own emancipation efforts in 1862 serve only to compromise the Coats family's status, putting Gabriel's three young daughters (each of them born free of free parents) at risk of becoming the property of the Coatses' former master. The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses rise their daily battles--as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist other former slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they struggle to love each other enough--is what fuels this novel and makes its tragic denoument so devastating.
L'autore: Breena Clarke grew up in Washington, DC, and was educated at Webster College and Howard University. Her one previous novel, RIVER, CROSS MY HEART, was a selection of Oprah's Book Club and became an international bestseller.
Titolo: Stand the Storm
Casa editrice: Center Point Pub
Data di pubblicazione: 2008
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Center Point. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2705975059
Descrizione libro Center Point. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G1602853525I3N11
Descrizione libro Center Point Pub, 2008. Condizione libro: Very Good. Lrg. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP85948626
Descrizione libro Center Point Pub, 2008. Condizione libro: Good. Lrg. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP72053295
Descrizione libro Center Point Pub, 2008. Library Binding. Condizione libro: New. Lrg. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1602853525
Descrizione libro Center Point Large Print, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1602853525