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The wished-for country : a novel

Author: Wayne Karlin
Publisher: Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Wished-for Country is set during the founding period of the Maryland colony, during the mid-17th century. The novel focuses on the entwined stories of James Hallam, a carpenter and indentured servant; Ezekiel, an African slave brought to Maryland from Barbados; and Tawzin, a Piscataway Indian, kidnapped to England when a child, and now back in America. While Hallam goes on to become a soldier and a player in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Karlin, Wayne.
Wished-for country.
Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606914430
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Karlin
ISBN: 1880684896 9781880684894
OCLC Number: 49991397
Description: 342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Wayne Karlin.
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"The Wished-for Country is set during the founding period of the Maryland colony, during the mid-17th century. The novel focuses on the entwined stories of James Hallam, a carpenter and indentured servant; Ezekiel, an African slave brought to Maryland from Barbados; and Tawzin, a Piscataway Indian, kidnapped to England when a child, and now back in America. While Hallam goes on to become a soldier and a player in the politics of the Maryland colony, Ezekiel and Tawzin become the center of an outcast group of blacks, whites, and Indians, who find themselves striving to reinvent themselves and their world. The stories of these three men, the women who who love them, and the community they form, bring the vivid life experiences of those who came to America pulled by a dream of what could be shaped from an emptiness that embodied promise, of those who were unwillingly brought to be the instruments of that dream, and of those who saw the shape of their world forever changed by the coming of the Europeans." -- Amazon.com.

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