An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody

An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody

by C.J. Heigelmann

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Overview

Think...COLD MOUNTAIN MEETS THE COLOR PURPLE!

An epic American Civil War literary saga spanning cultures, continents and generations. Shay is an orphan. A young Asian boy with no link to his past - except for a mysterious jade amulet - and no idea what fate has in store for his future. Not until an American merchant captain raises him to be a man, who becomes a valiant Union Army scout during the height of the American Civil War. Across the oceans, a young girl is ripped from her homeland and tossed aboard a ship set sail for America. She is sold to an Alabama plantation like livestock; her name, her identity, and her life stripped from her. Now, she is considered nothing more than a slave. When their two paths cross ten years later, they immediately intertwine, driven by a connection so strong it could only be forged by destiny. But love is forbidden, and darkness surrounds them. Written in the Antebellum tradition, and narrated in the stylistic spirit of Charles Dickens, the reader is invited to view the perspectives of each character and the decisions they make, leading to life, love or loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999489833
Publisher: COMMON FOLK PRESS
Publication date: 02/23/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 369
File size: 273 KB

About the Author

C.J. Heigelmann is an emerging author of Contemporary and Historical Fiction who has published two novels, An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody, and Crooked Fences. C.J. learned to negotiate the changing fabric of race relations within the United States while experiencing different nuances of racial interconnection and social class ideologies from California to Connecticut, the Deep South, and during military service in the United States Air Force. CJ combines these unique experiences with his knowledge of the humanities, an empathetic heart, and a belief in world peace, to enlighten a reader's perspective on self, the human family, and the world in which we live. He is a member of the Authors Guild, the Historical Novel Society, and the South Carolina Writers Association. Comparable authors: Charles Martin, Robert Whitlow, Denise Hildreth Jones, Therese Anne Fowler. "My books are about the reality of life and death, joy and pain, victory and defeat. Through it all, I sincerely aspire to show the reader the power of love. Because in the end, nothing else matters." - C.J. Heigelmann, 2020 "I express my characters in their pure flawed form because all of us are flawed. I don't shrink from using stereotypes whether positive or negative. Instead, I promote them and in the next breath completely shatter them. This exposes the error of subjugating individuals to intellectually lazy social labels, compelling the reader to confront the empirical nature of a character while lending insight into true understanding. I write to expand the perception of one's self, the human family, and the world around us." C.J. Heigelmann

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