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Song Yet Sung

McBride, James

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ISBN 10: 1594489726 / ISBN 13: 9781594489723
Published by Riverhead Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2008
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RARE Advance Reading Copy-Uncorrected Proof For Limited Distribution-Not For Sale. 1st Printing-Full # Line. 1st Edition-Per ABE. New copy. Never read. Trade paperback format. BEAUTIFUL copy of book and cover. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 001094

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Title: Song Yet Sung

Publisher: Riverhead Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction.

In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from her captors and escapes into the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland’s eastern shore, setting loose a drama of violence and hope among slave catchers, plantation owners, watermen, runaway slaves, and free blacks. Liz is near death, wracked by disturbing visions of the future, and armed with the Code,” a fiercely guarded cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run. Liz’s flight and her dreams of tomorrow will thrust all those near her toward a mysterious, redemptive fate.

Filled with rich, true details much of the story is drawn from historical events and told in McBride’s signature lyrical style, Song Yet Sung is a story of tragic triumph, violent decisions, and unexpected kindness.
 

About the Author:

James McBride is an accomplished musician and author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, the #1 bestselling American classic The Color of Water, and the bestsellers Song Yet Sung and Miracle at St. Anna, which was turned into a film by Spike Lee. McBride is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.
 

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