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The knees of Gullah Island

Author: Dwight Fryer
Publisher: New York : Kimani Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gillam Hale was born to free parents, and his life was untouched by slavery until his preacher father took him on a trip to minister to the Virginia slaves. Gillam wants beautiful Queen Esther from the moment he sees her, but the only way to purchase her is by distilling illicit whiskey--against his family's advice. Though Gillam achieves his aim, his talent for making fine whiskey earns the wrath of jealous white  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dwight Fryer
ISBN: 9780373831197 0373831196
OCLC Number: 166386907
Description: 329 pages : genealogical tables ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Dwight Fryer.

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Gillam Hale was born to free parents, and his life was untouched by slavery until his preacher father took him on a trip to minister to the Virginia slaves. Gillam wants beautiful Queen Esther from the moment he sees her, but the only way to purchase her is by distilling illicit whiskey--against his family's advice. Though Gillam achieves his aim, his talent for making fine whiskey earns the wrath of jealous white neighbors, who kidnap Gillam's family and scatter them to plantations throughout the South. Gillam escapes from his new owners, yet he can never be truly free until he finds his lost loved ones, and faces the legacy of his own rash decisions.

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