Song Yet Sung

Song Yet Sung

Audiobook CD - 2008
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March 1850. in the tense days before the Civil War, a slave breakout in the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland's eastern shore sets loose a riveting drama of violence, hope, and redemption among slave catchers, plantation owners, watermen, runaway slaves, and free blacks. Liz Spocott, a beautiful runaway slave, shot and near death, is wracked by disturbing visions of the future as she lies shackled to an old woman in the prison attic of the notorious female slave trader Patty Cannon. The ancient nameless woman reveals "the Code, " a fiercely guarded cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run. Liz escapes, but now must evade an enraged Cannon and a new nemesis, Denwood Long--a troubled slave catcher who is coaxed out of retirement to break the Code. As she makes her desperate run, Liz is thrust upon the denizens of the swampy peninsula: the handsome slave Amber, the terrifyingly wild Woolman, the widowed Kathleen Sullivan. Meanwhile Liz's extraordinary dreams of tomorrow creat a freedom-seeking furor among the once complacent slave community. They mysterious disappearance of two children, one white and one black, seeds an explosive ending.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, p2008.
ISBN: 9780143142911
Branch Call Number: MCBRI
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (ca. 11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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