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The blood of heaven

Author: Kent Wascom
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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After running away from home, Angel Woolsack, a preacher's son, settles on the rough frontier of West Florida where he is swept up in a violent new world as would-be revolutionaries plot to break away from the young United States and create a new country under the leadership of renegade Aaron Burr.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Angel (Fictitious character) Woolsack; Red (Fictitious character) Kate
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kent Wascom
ISBN: 9780802121189 0802121187
OCLC Number: 816564135
Notes: Map on end papers.
Awards: Short-listed for Langum Prize for Historical Literature (Historical Fiction) 2013
Description: 457 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Kent Wascom.
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After running away from home, Angel Woolsack, a preacher's son, settles on the rough frontier of West Florida where he is swept up in a violent new world as would-be revolutionaries plot to break away from the young United States and create a new country under the leadership of renegade Aaron Burr.

"The Blood of Heaven is the story of Angel Woolsack, a preacher's son, who flees the hardscrabble life of his itinerant father, falls in with a charismatic highwayman, then settles with his adopted brothers on the rough frontier of West Florida, where American settlers are carving their place out of lands held by the Spaniards and the French. The novel moves from the bordellos of Natchez, where Angel meets his love Red Kate to the Mississippi River plantations, where the brutal system of slave labor is creating fantastic wealth along with terrible suffering, and finally to the back rooms of New Orleans among schemers, dreamers, and would-be revolutionaries plotting to break away from the young United States and create a new country under the leadership of the renegade founding father Aaron Burr"--Publisher's web site.

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Shortlisted for the David J. Langum Sr. Prize in American Historical FictionLonglisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan Award for First FictionOne of Publishers Weekly s Best Summer Books of 2013A "Spirit" Read more...

 
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