A Free State
A NovelBook - 2015
This novel is set in 1855, when Blackface minstrels are the most popular form of entertainment in a nation about to be torn apart by the battle over slavery. Henry Sims, a fugitive slave and a brilliant musician, has escaped to Philadelphia. He befriends James Douglass, leader of the Virginia Harmonists, a minstrel troup. A Free State is both a riveting chase novel and a searing parable of liberty and its costs. Charged with narrative tension and unforgettable characters, it is a thrilling work by a novelist at the height of his powers--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: Fiction Piazza
Characteristics: 235 pages ; 22 cm