By Tom Piazza
The writer of urban of safe haven returns with a startling novel of race, violence, and id.
The yr is 1855. Blackface minstrelsy is the most well-liked type of leisure in a country approximately to be torn aside through the conflict over slavery. Henry Sims, a fugitive slave and a super musician, has escaped to Philadelphia, the place he lives by way of his wits and earns cash acting on the road. he's befriended by means of 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 might restoration his show's sagging fortunes. the matter is that black performers aren't 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 while the troupe's fortunes start to enhance, a brutal slave hunter named Tull Burton has been hired by way of Henry's former grasp to trace down the runaway and retrieve him, lifeless or alive.
A unfastened country is either a riveting chase novel and a searing parable of liberty and its expenditures. Charged with narrative rigidity and unforgettable characters, A unfastened country is an exhilarating paintings through a novelist on the peak of his powers.
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