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The Resource Stand the storm : a novel, Breena Clarke

Stand the storm : a novel, Breena Clarke

Label
Stand the storm : a novel
Title
Stand the storm
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Breena Clarke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Even after Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their days are marked by struggle and sacrifice - to the extent that Annie sometimes secretly recalls with a perverse nostalgia times spent back on the plantation." "Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses are seeking to build their new lives - with Gabriel, a tailor, producing uniforms for soldiers and fine suits for pompous politicians, and Annie, a seamstress and laundress, catering to the nearby brothels and stately homes - is understood to be a safe haven, a "promised land" for former slaves, but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people."
  • "Through fortitude, luck, and abundant hard work, the Coats family grows and prospers, only to find its status compromised anew when the District of Columbia's emancipation efforts put Gabriel's three young daughters (each of them born free of free parents) at risk of becoming the property of the Coatses' former master." "The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses surmount the obstacles they face - as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist other former slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they struggle to love one another enough - is what fuels this novel and makes its startling denouement so powerfully affecting."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice as they prepare for the encroaching war between the States
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
257548
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clarke, Breena
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Women slaves
Target audience
adult
Label
Stand the storm : a novel, Breena Clarke
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Publication
Control code
000042461089
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9780316007047

Library Locations

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