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A million nightingales

Author: Susan Straight
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"From National Book Award finalist Susan Straight comes a haunting historical novel about a Louisiana slave girl's perilous journey to freedom. Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of New Orleans. At fourteen she is sold, separated from her mother without a chance to say goodbye. Bright, imaginative and well aware of everything she risks,
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Miscellaneous fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Straight, Susan.
Million nightingales.
New York : Pantheon Books, 2006
(OCoLC)607379310
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Straight
ISBN: 0375423648 9780375423642
OCLC Number: 60516606
Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Azure --
Fao --
Passage --
Rosière --
Jardin blanc --
Code --
Opelousas --
Conveyance --
New Orleans --
Court --
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Responsibility: Susan Straight.
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Abstract:

"From National Book Award finalist Susan Straight comes a haunting historical novel about a Louisiana slave girl's perilous journey to freedom. Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of New Orleans. At fourteen she is sold, separated from her mother without a chance to say goodbye. Bright, imaginative and well aware of everything she risks, Moinette at once begins to prepare for an opportunity to escape. Inspired by a true story, A Million Nightingales portrays Moinette's experience-and the treacherous world she must navigate-with uncommon richness, intricacy, and drama."--Publisher's website.

When she is sold away from her family, Moinette begins to prepare herself for an escape to freedom, journeying through a world of brutality, sexual violence, loss, and struggle to find her way out of the bonds of slavery.

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