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The Sweetness of Water - Booker Longlist 2021

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Zusatztext Absolutely stunning, full of vivid descriptions, gripping tension, dynamically complex characters, and a well-woven story Informationen zum Autor Nathan Harris is a Michener fellow at the University of Texas. He was awarded the Kidd prize, as judged by Anthony Doerr, and was also a finalist for the Tennessee Williams fiction prize. THE SWEETNESS OF WATER is his debut novel. He lives in Austin, Texas. Klappentext What price do we pay for freedom?For readers of WASHINGTON BLACK, THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD and DAYS WITHOUT END. In the dying days of the American Civil War, newly freed brothers Landry and Prentiss find themselves cast into the world without a penny to their names. Forced to hide out in the woods near their former Georgia plantation, they're soon discovered by the land's owner, George Walker, a man still reeling from the loss of his son in the war.When the brothers begin to live and work on George's farm, the tentative bonds of trust and union begin to blossom between the strangers. But this sanctuary survives on a knife's edge, and it isn't long before the inhabitants of the nearby town of Old Ox react with fury at the alliances being formed only a few miles away.Conjuring a world fraught by tragedy and violence yet threaded through with hope, THE SWEETNESS OF WATER is a debut novel unique in its power to move and enthral. Vorwort Longlisted for the Booker Prize, a powerful American debut set during the Civil War and portraying life after slavery in the vein of WASHINGTON BLACK Zusammenfassung Longlisted for the Booker Prize, a powerful American debut set during the Civil War and portraying life after slavery in the vein of WASHINGTON BLACK


The Sweetness of Water is a fine, lyrical novel, impressive at the level of the sentence, and in its complex interweaving of the grand and the intimate, of the personal and political. In presenting two narratives largely overlooked in traditional renderings of the war, Harris breathes new life into a period of history whose stories have grown stale with overtelling Observer

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Authors Nathan Harris
Publisher Tinder Press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.12.2020
EAN 9781472274380
ISBN 978-1-4722-7438-0
No. of pages 416
Dimensions 152 mm x 232 mm x 30 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

FICTION / Literary, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery, Relating to African American people, History of the Americas, Slavery & abolition of slavery, FICTION / African American & Black / Historical, Slavery and abolition of slavery

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