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A Million Nightingales
A Million Nightingales Susan Straight 140009559X 9781400095599 A haunting, beautifully written novel set in early-nineteenth-century Louisiana: the tale of a slave girls journeyemotional and physicalfrom captivity to freedom. Susan Straight has been
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A Million Nightingales by Susan Straight

A haunting, beautifully written novel set in early-nineteenth-century Louisiana: the tale of a slave girls journeyemotional and physicalfrom captivity to freedom. Susan Straight has been called a writer of exceptional gifts and grace (Joyce Carol Oates). InA Million Nightingalesshe brings those gifts to bear on the story of Moinette, daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew. While her mother cares for the plantation linens, Moinette tends to the masters daughter, which allows her to eavesdrop on lessons. She also learns that she is property, and at fourteen she is sold, separated from her mother without a chance to say goodbye. Heartbroken and terrified, and with a full understanding of what she will risk, Moinette begins almost immediately to prepare herself for the moment when she will escape. It is Moinettes own voice that we hearbright, rhythmic, observant, and altogether captivatingas she describes her journey through a world of brutality, sexual violence, and loss. Quick to see the patterns of French, American, and African life play out around her, Moinette makes her way from sugarcane fields through mysterious bayous to the streets of Opelousas, where the true meaning of freedom emerges from the bonds of love. An uncommonly rich novel, brimming with event and character,A Million Nightingalesis a powerful confirmation of the remarkable novelist we have in Susan Straight. From the Hardcover edition.

Author: Susan Straight

Language: English

Edition: stated 1st edition, 1st editon

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 348

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 2007-05-08

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Susan Straight stated 1st edition, 1st editon Paperback


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