Unmentionables - A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Unmentionables is about two pairs of lovers in the Civil War south. One couple is straight, white and wealthy. The other couple is gay, black and enslaved.

Field hand Jimmy meets Cato, a house servant from a nearby plantation. Jimmy, who despises whites, mistakes Cato for a white man. But soon he learns that Cato is only half white. Cato is the illegitimate son of ...
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Unmentionables - A Novel

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Overview

Unmentionables is about two pairs of lovers in the Civil War south. One couple is straight, white and wealthy. The other couple is gay, black and enslaved.

Field hand Jimmy meets Cato, a house servant from a nearby plantation. Jimmy, who despises whites, mistakes Cato for a white man. But soon he learns that Cato is only half white. Cato is the illegitimate son of plantation owner Augustus Askew. With time, Jimmy's fascination with Cato grows into romantic love.

Unmentionables is also the story of rebellious Dorothy Holland, whose parents own Jimmy. Dorothy does not want any man to control her life. When Dorothy falls in love with Cato's white half-brother, William Askew, she must persuade him to agree to her terms--and to betray his role as a Confederate army officer.
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ForeWord Clarion Review - Julia Ann Charpentier
David Greene’s work surpasses the majority of Civil War novels by bringing together two enthralling love stories. Any reader looking for a departure from the tradition of Gone with the Wind, will find this novel an excellent alternative. Unmentionables is superb historical fiction with a contemporary angle; an enlightening look at the hidden elements of our past.
Kindle Nation Daily - Stephen WIndwalker
"You could say 'think Gone with the Wind meets Brokeback Mountain,' but I'll just say it is one of the best novels of the year for any grown-up." --Stephen Windwalker
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011887215
  • Publisher: David Greene
  • Publication date: 10/23/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 561
  • Sales rank: 1,210,236
  • File size: 664 KB

Meet the Author

David Greene's creative life has evolved from film to photography to writing. While a student at the University of Michigan, he wrote and directed a feature length film, Pamela and Ian, in which the characters grapple with the fact that they are shadows of light and that the film must end.

David's photographs of men and women who played with gender roles, called Shameless, was exhibited in galleries in Berkeley, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Zurich.

David is the spouse of painter James Stephens. They live in Chicago.
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