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By Tom Piazza

ISBN-10: 0062284142

ISBN-13: 9780062284143

The writer of urban of safe haven returns with a startling novel of race, violence, and identification.

The 12 months is 1855. Blackface minstrelsy is the preferred type of leisure in a state approximately to be torn aside through the conflict over slavery. Henry Sims, a fugitive slave and an excellent musician, has escaped to Philadelphia, the place he lives by way of his wits and earns cash acting on the road. he's befriended via James Douglass—leader of the Virginia Harmonists, a minstrel troupe suffering to compete with dozens of comparable ensembles—who senses that Henry's ability and magnetism may perhaps fix his show's sagging fortunes. the matter is that black performers usually are not allowed to seem onstage, even in Philadelphia. jointly the 2 concoct a deadly masquerade to guard Henry's identification, and he creates a sensation in his first appearances with the Harmonists. but whilst the troupe's fortunes start to increase, a brutal slave hunter named Tull Burton has been hired through Henry's former grasp to trace down the runaway and retrieve him, lifeless or alive.

A loose kingdom is either a riveting chase novel and a searing parable of liberty and its bills. Charged with narrative stress and unforgettable characters, A unfastened country is an exciting paintings through a novelist on the top of his powers.

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