Hailed as the finest depiction of the infamous Trail of Tears, this unflinching novel sheds light on a tragic history (Pat Conroy). As the tribes of the South make the grueling journey across the Mississippi River, a trio of disparate characters is united by a far-reaching story of love, courage, and honor (
Booklist). Greensborough, North Carolina, 1828. Abrahan Bento Sassaporta Naggar has traveled to America from the filthy streets of East London in search of a better life. But Abe s visions of a privileged apprenticeship in the Sassaporta Brothers empire are soon replaced with the grim reality of indentured servitude. Some fifty miles west, Dark Water of the Mountains, the daughter of a powerful Cherokee chief, leads a life of irreverent solitude. Twenty years ago, she renounced her family s plans for her to marry a wealthy white man a decision that soon proves fateful. And in Georgia, a black slave named Jacob has resigned himself to a life of loss and injustice in a Cherokee city of refuge for criminals. From the author of
Marching to Zion and
One More River comes a sweeping novel of American history. As their stories converge in the shameful machinations of history, three outsiders will bear witness to the horrors known as Andrew Jackson s Indian Removal Act just as they also discover the possibility for hope. See why
Library Journal raves, This absorbing and vivid portrait of 19th-century America will attract serious historical fiction fans. "