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Song of Slaves in the Desert

Song of Slaves in the Desert( )
Author: Cheuse, Alan
ISBN:978-1-4022-6703-1
Publication Date:Jun 2011
Publisher:Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Imprint:Sourcebooks Landmark
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

Based on historically accurate roots, this novel explores one New Yorker's involvement in his family's rice plantation and the wild tensions involved as he tries to right the wrong he sees at work in his family.

Book Details
Pages:528
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Southern
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.39 Inches
Book Weight:1.49 Pounds
Author Biography
Cheuse, Alan (Author)
Alan Cheuse was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on January 23, 1940. He graduated from Rutgers University and returned to receive a doctorate in 1974 after traveling abroad. He taught creative writing and literature at George Mason University from 1987 until his death. He also led fiction workshops at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers in California.

During his lifetime, he published 12 books and delivered thousands of commentaries on NPR. His books included The Bohemians: John Reed and His Friends Who Shook the World, The Light Possessed, To Catch Lightning, and Prayers for the Living. He spent more than 25 years with NPR, contributing book reviews, profiles, and commentary to All Things Considered. Beginning in 1981, he reviewed an estimated 1,600 books and provided annual recommendations of summer and Christmas reading, as well as commentary on notable writers. He was known for championing the work of younger writers and independent publishers. He died from injuries sustained in a car accident on July 31, 2015 at the age of 75.

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