The Slave Players

The Slave Players

by Megan Allen
The Slave Players

The Slave Players

by Megan Allen



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It's modern day in the Deep South. Racial unrest is rampant, and outbreaks of violence reach epidemic proportions. When a church bus makes a wrong turn in the Alabama countryside, a dozen teenage girls become victims of a heinous crime. The resulting outcry is explosive, as a new civil war erupts, but this time it will be whites who are cast into bondage. And Slave Playing becomes a cruel game of tyranny and survival.

The story winds and unwinds as it coils around the reader like a great serpent. At times it will be a love story, with warmth, humor and human kindness. But mostly it will slap hard at the Wall-Builders, and those who would be king at the expense of others, who would be prey. And a man will arrive on this tiny speck of land in the heart of Alabama. He will bring with him a whip, and a lesson of what tyranny and oppression can do to the human spirit.

The Novel Reader says; "Incredible story with characters you'll love, and a master villain you'll love to hate. Starts out like a murder mystery, then shifts gears for a ride through a volatile land where all societal rules comes to die."

Kirkus; "A masterly indictment of America's failed racial policies."

Weekly Review; "Extraordinary contemporary drama by a terrific new talent."

Publishers Daily Review; "A chilling modern day tale of racism in the south."

Readers' Favorite; "An instant classic by an amazing storyteller."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158792328
Publisher: Burn House Publishing
Publication date: 08/30/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 336
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Megan Allen is a 27 year old California native who received her Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley and her Master’s in creative writing from the University of Edinburgh. After graduating she spent long periods of time in the south visiting her father. And it was there she found inspiration for her debut novel, The Slave Players. She writes, “I grew up naively, and had no idea that racism still prevailed with such intensity in my own country. Then I met Alabama.”
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