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In the Fall

Lent, Jeffrey

Edité par Atlantic Monthly, 1999
ISBN 10: 0871137658 / ISBN 13: 9780871137654
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Titre : In the Fall

Éditeur : Atlantic Monthly

Date d'édition : 1999

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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First Edition (first printing). The first novel by the author of LOST NATION, the post-Civil War story of a wounded Union soldier who takes a slave woman with him to Vermont once she's nursed him to health. Fine/Fine. Signed by Lent on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 16708

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Synopsis : Compared by critics to William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy, Jeffrey Lent's In the Fall is the most stunning debut to come along in years. Ambitious in scope and passionately executed, this epic novel is the rarest of things: a truly moving, emotionally honest, and intellectually satisfying American family saga.

In the twilight of the Civil War, Leah, an escaped slave, discovers Norman Pelham, a wounded Union soldier who lies dying on a battlefield outside Richmond. After she nurses him back to health, Norman brings her to his family farm in Vermont as his wife, and they begin a family. Now the mother of three, and, however begrudgingly, accepted in the community, Leah travels back to the South of her birth and returns with a secret that threatens to destroy what she and Norman have created. Her son Jamie, passing for white, escapes his legacy and enters a world of petty boot-legging, achieving a kind of respectability in the Prohibition era, but also suffering wrenching losses. At the eve of the Great Depression his son, Foster, retraces the path taken by his grandmother and finally confronts the secret exposed by an unknown white uncle, the legacy of slavery, and the painful intricacies of race.

Synopsis: An interracial relationship between a Union soldier from Vermont and a runaway slave at the end of the Civil War initiates a haunting family legacy of war, racism, and secrets that follows three generations from the end of the Civil War to the Great Depression.

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