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The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize

The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Harris, Nathan

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Joining the tradition of great American novels THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, 12 YEARS A SLAVE and BELOVED, THE SWEETNESS OF WATER evokes the realities of hard-won freedom and conjures a story of humanity against all the odds. In the dying days of the American Civil War, newly freed b...rothers Landry and Prentiss find themselves cast into the world with barely enough to survive. Forced to hide out in the woods near their former Georgian plantation, they're soon discovered by the land's owner, George Walker, a man still reeling from the loss of his son in the war. After a shaky start, the men reach an agreement to live and work on the land, bringing a brief period of peace to the farm. But this sanctuary survives on a knife's edge, and the inhabitants of the nearest town are furious to hear of the alliance that has formed only a few miles away. Balancing beauty and horror throughout, Nathan Harris conjures a time of violence and danger with an artist's precision, while asking how we retain our humanity in the face of blind hatred.
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ISBN 9781472274380
Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781472274380
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Tinder Press
Released 13 Jul 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Harris, Nathan
Category Historical Fiction
American History
Slavery & Emancipation
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 460g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress African Americans - Fiction - History - 19th century - Georgia, Georgia - Fiction - History - 1775-1865, United States - Fiction - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade