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The Bells of Moses Henry
     

The Bells of Moses Henry

by Peter Skinner
 

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Pursing the adventures of Willie Graves, a seven-year-old mulatto boy who is accused of murdering his father, the novel sweeps across Virginia--from his mother's bordello in Charlottesville to the majestic Chesapeake Bay to the Great Dismal Swamp to Jefferson's rotunda at the University of Virginia. In the course of Willie's travels, he is introduced to the life of

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Pursing the adventures of Willie Graves, a seven-year-old mulatto boy who is accused of murdering his father, the novel sweeps across Virginia--from his mother's bordello in Charlottesville to the majestic Chesapeake Bay to the Great Dismal Swamp to Jefferson's rotunda at the University of Virginia. In the course of Willie's travels, he is introduced to the life of train-hoppers, crabbers, farm workers, juke joints, murderers, thieves, policemen, and prostitutes. Ultimately Bells evolves into a gripping human story of redemption and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978997441
Publisher:
Birch Brook Press
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

What People are Saying About This

Donovan Webster
"A novel of Virginia that is as sprawling as the Old Dominion itself, with shimmering scenes and memorable characters, all overseen by the University's old time-keeping bell-ringer..."--(Donovan Webster, journalist/author)
Peter Walpole
"I devoured this warm, gripping, human story..."--(Peter Walpole, National Public Radio essayist)
John D. Casey
"An exciting and generous novel. It was a pleasure to see, hear, and feel its array of characters, some of them up to no good, and some doing the right thing against heavy odds..."--(John D. Casey, author of Spartina)
Rebecca Lilly
"This exquisite picaresque novel beautifully combines lyricism and enchantment with gritty realism and suspense..."--(Rebecca Lilly, author of Shadwell Hills)

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