A Mercy

A Mercy

Book - 2008 | First ed.
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Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader in 1680s United States, when the slave trade is still in its infancy. Reluctantly he takes a small slave girl in part payment from a plantation owner for a bad debt. Feeling rejected by her slave mother, 14-year-old Florens can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, but later from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives . . .At the novel's heart, like Beloved, it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother and a daughter - a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2008.
Edition: First ed.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 167 p. ;,25 cm.
Custom Field2: "A Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.

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