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Song Yet Sung

Song Yet Sung

In the tense days before the American Civil War, in the swamplands of the Maryland shore, a wounded slave girl and her visions of the future tear a community apart in a riveting drama of hope and redemption.
Kidnappings, gunfights and chases ensue in this extraordinary story of violence, tragic triumph, and unexpected kindness.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 29th September 2011

Price: £5.49

ISBN-13: 9781444731804


McBride's intricately constructed and impressive second novel . . . he nails the horrors of slavery as well as he does the power of hope and redemption
<i>Publisher's Weekly</i> starred review
By turns tender and savage, McBride's novel is a harsh commentary on the inequalities in society both past and present
<i>Image</i> magazine
In Denwood's grim, fatalistic pursuit of his destiny, McBride has fashioned a myth of retribution and sacrifice that recalls both William Faulkner's sagas of blighted generations and Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. Explosively dramatic.
<i>Kirkus</i> starred review
Gripping . . . One often risks turning the pages so fast as to miss some of the richness and subtlety of the writing.
<i>New York Times</i>