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Author: Edward P Jones; Kevin R Free
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Harper Audio, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audiobooks
Historical fiction
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Jones; Kevin R Free
ISBN: 0060569433 9780060569433
OCLC Number: 427428334
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 14:20:18.
Performer(s): Read by Kevin Free.
Awards: Winner of International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2005.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 206080 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Edward P. Jones.

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In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow, Caldonia, can't uphold the estate's order and chaos ensues. In a daring and ambitious novel, Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all of its moral complexities.

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