RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 60516606 LA English T1 A million nightingales A1 Straight, Susan., PB Pantheon Books PP New York YR 2006 SN 0375423648 9780375423642 AB "From National Book Award finalist Susan Straight comes a haunting historical novel about a Louisiana slave girl's perilous journey to freedom. Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of New Orleans. At fourteen she is sold, separated from her mother without a chance to say goodbye. Bright, imaginative and well aware of everything she risks, Moinette at once begins to prepare for an opportunity to escape. Inspired by a true story, A Million Nightingales portrays Moinette's experience-and the treacherous world she must navigate-with uncommon richness, intricacy, and drama."--Publisher's website. When she is sold away from her family, Moinette begins to prepare herself for an escape to freedom, journeying through a world of brutality, sexual violence, loss, and struggle to find her way out of the bonds of slavery.