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From the author of Black Ice. 1855: When a Virginia planter makes a stop in Philadelphia on his way to an ambassadorship in Nicaragua with his favorite slave, Ginnie, and two of her children, Ginnie falls in with members of the local Vigilance Committee, who manage to free her. But Ginnie soon learns that freedom is no less treacherous than slavery and faces a whole new set of compromising positions.
Posted August 9, 2001
A powerful novel that deals with the struggle of an individual as she grapples with the truth and lies about being free in pre-civil war times in Philadelphia. The personal cost of freedom as well as the perimeters of freedom are etched in reality in this compelling work. Unforgettable.
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