Song Yet Sung

McBride, James

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Song Yet Sung
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird , winner of the 2013 National Book Awardnbsp;for Fiction. In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from her captors and escapes into the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland's eastern shore, setting loose a drama of violence and hope among slave catchers, plantation owners, watermen, runaway slaves, and free blacks. Liz is near death, wracked by disturbing visions of the future, and armed with #147;the Code," a fiercely guarded cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run. Liz's flight and her dreams of tomorrow will thrust all those near her toward a mysterious, redemptive fate. Filled with rich, true details#151;much of the story is drawn from historical events#151;and told in McBride's signature lyrical style, Song Yet Sung is a story of tragic triumph, violent decisions, and unexpected kindness. nbsp;

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008
ISBN: 1594489726
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCBRIDE
Characteristics: 359 p. ;,24 cm


From Library Staff

Historical fiction set in pre-Civil War Maryland and focuses on young runaway slave Liz Spocott, who after surviving brutal violence, is keeping one step ahead of slave catchers, invoking prison breaks and dreaming of the far off, distant future of the black race. The book is all at once, hauntin... Read More »

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