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Chasing the North Star : a novel, Robert Morgan

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Chasing the North Star : a novel
Title
Chasing the North Star
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Morgan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a moonless night in the spring of 1851, a young slave makes a bid for freedom with only the North Star to guide him. Novelist and historian Robert Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of a runaway slave named Jonah Williams, who, on his eighteenth birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born with only a few saved coins, a knife, and the clothes on his back. No shoes, no map, no clear idea of where to head, except north, hiding during the day and running through the night. Although Jonah eludes the men sent to capture him, the one person who never loses his trail is Angel, a slave girl he meets in North Carolina, remarkably free in spirit, who sees Jonah as her way to freedom and sets out to follow him. Morgan s clear, simple prose brings an urgency and authenticity to this spellbinding story of two teenage runaways and their terrifying world
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Title
Chasing the North Star
Creator
Summary
Fleeing the South Carolina plantation where he has spent his entire life, eighteen-year-old slave Jonah Williams uses the stars to escape to the North and is pursued by both slave hunters and a free-spirited fellow slave who believes Jonah can help her secure her own freedom
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10482611
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O87147
LC item number
C48 2016
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
by Robert Morgan
Chasing the North Star : a novel, Robert Morgan

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