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The Reluctant Patriot: A Novel Based on a True Story of the Civil War in Tennessee

The Reluctant Patriot: A Novel Based on a True Story of the Civil War in Tennessee

by Susan Lohafer
The Reluctant Patriot: A Novel Based on a True Story of the Civil War in Tennessee

The Reluctant Patriot: A Novel Based on a True Story of the Civil War in Tennessee

by Susan Lohafer

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Overview

In the early days of the American Civil War, Harry thought it was just a quarrel among politicians -- until his young son ran away to join a guerilla raid against the Confederates. Within weeks, Harry himself was falsely accused of sabotage, tried in a rigged courtroom, and sentenced to hang for treason. Based on true events and the real life of Harrison Self, this is a tale of eastern Tennessee, where loyalty to the Union survived long after the state had seceded. At times evoking the diaries, humorous tales, and adventure narratives of the period, it is the story of a man for whom love of country was not a given, but the result of decisions forged under pressure. In the course of his war, he will lose a son, plumb a daughter's love, and form a strange bond with the region's most controversial figure, W. G. Brownlow. Unremarked by history, Harry experienced, firsthand, the serial betrayals and surprising loyalties of a bloody war on his doorstep. How he survived -- and what he became -- is a suspenseful and moving tale of a soul's reformation.



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ISBN-13: 9781951547103
Publisher: Aubade Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2020
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

SUSAN LOHAFER is a graduate of Harvard University (B.A., magna cum laude), Stanford University (M.A. in Creative Writing) and New York University (Ph.D. in American Literature). During her academic career at the University of Iowa, she specialized in short fiction theory. Her books include COMING TO TERMS WITH THE SHORT STORY and READING FOR STORYNESS: PRECLOSURE THEORY, EMPIRICAL POETICS, AND CULTURE IN THE SHORT STORY, as well as the coedited volume SHORT STORY THEORY AT A CROSSROADS. Shorter works include the short story entry in THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO AMERICAN FICTION AFTER 1945, a personal essay listed as a Notable Essay of 2011 in THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2012, and a few short stories in venues like THE SOUTHERN REVIEW. For many years, she was the academic program director of the biennial International Conference on the Short Story in English. Her teaching areas included American Literature, short fiction history and theory, and a signature workshop course in the University of Iowa's M.F.A. Program in Nonfiction. She now lives with her husband in Tennessee.

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