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The sweetness of water : a novel

Author: Nathan Harris
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Audio book, etc. : Fiction   Sound Recording : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Gay fiction
Historical fiction
History
Fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Harris
ISBN: 9780316461276 031646127X 9780316362481 0316362484 9781549164040 154916404X 9780316418539 0316418536
OCLC Number: 1255181762
Notes: Subtitle from dust jacket.
Description: 363 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Nathan Harris.

Abstract:

"In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys. Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community. In the aftermath of so much turmoil, it is Isabelle who emerges as an unlikely leader, proffering a healing vision for the land and for the newly free citizens of Old Ox"--

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