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Synopsis: Spanning five generations, sweeping across a century and a half of almost unknown history, this acclaimed and unexpectedly funny novel is the story of a man seeking himself in the mirror of his family's past.
There were Canes in Canada before the United States erupted into civil war. Their roots are deep, their legacy is rich, but Langston Cane V knows little of his heritage. He is thirty-eight, divorced, and childless and has just been fired for sabotaging a government official's speech. The eldest son of a white mother and prominent black father, Langston feels more acutely than ever the burden of his illustrious family name and his racially mixed heritage. To be black in a white society is hard enough; to be half-black, half-white is to have no identity at all. Or so Langston believes. After a run-in with his father, Langston takes off for his feisty aunt's house in Baltimore, where he embarks on a remarkable quest for his family's past.
It's said that those who forget history are condemned to repeat it, but to Langston, history offers not condemnation but reprieve. For when he stumbles across a treasure trove of family documents, he sets off on a journey through time that will lead him back to the famous antislavery raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, and the great-great-grandfather who fought beside John Brown. He rediscovers the long line of relatives who have battled for racial justice, decade after decade. He finds passion, dignity, and courage--and, at last, by unearthing and giving voice to those who came before him, he finds himself.
Rich in historical detail and gracefully flowing from the slave trade of nineteenth-century Virginia to the present, Any Known Blood gives life to a story never before told, a story of five generations of a black Canadian family whose tragedies and victories merge with the American experience.
About the Author:
LAWRENCE HILL is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of The Book of Negroes, which was made into a six-part TV mini-series. His previous novels, Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood, became national bestsellers. Hill’s non-fiction work includes Blood: The Stuff of Life, the subject of his 2013 Massey Lectures, and Black Berry, Sweet Juice, a memoir about growing up black and white in Canada. Lawrence Hill volunteers with Crossroads International, the Black Loyalist Heritage Society and Project Bookmark Canada. He lives with his family in Hamilton, Ontario, and Woody Point, Newfoundland.
Title: Any Known Blood: A Novel
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Condition: Very Good
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Book Description William Morrow, 1998. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94961302
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Book Description Morrow, New York, NY, U. S. A., 1999. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in Near Fine jacket Remainder Historical fiction of an African-Canadian-American family thru five generations, 512pp. npc. Remainder. Bookseller Inventory # 002493
Book Description William Morrow & Company, New York, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, first printing, hardcover. 512 pages. Very good with head/tail of spine bumped and crease at top corner of front free endpaper, in a very good dust jacket with light edgewear and 1-1/2" tear to front panel over gutter. Mylar cover on jacket. "Spanning five generations, sweeping across a century and a half of almost unknown history, this acclaimed and unepectedly funny novel is the story of a man seeking himself in the mirror of his family's past.". Bookseller Inventory # 010043
Book Description William Morrow, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0688162088