Grace A Novel
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 06/14/2016
- Publisher: Counterpoint
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The product of Naomi and Jeremy’s union is Josey, whose white skin and blonde hair mark her as different from the other slave children on the plantation. Having been taken in as an infant by a free slave named Charles, Josey has never known her mother, who was murdered at her birth. Josey soon becomes caught in the tide of history when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaches the declining estate and a day of supposed freedom quickly turns into a day of unfathomable violence that will define Joseyand her lost motherfor years to come.
Deftly weaving together the stories of Josey and Naomiwho narrates the entire novel unable to leave her daughter alone in the land of the livingGrace is a sweeping, intergenerational saga featuring a group of outcast women during one of the most compelling eras in American history. It is a universal story of freedom, love, and motherhood, told in a dazzling and original voice set against a rich and transporting historical backdrop.