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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Heritage Public Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Charles City F JOH (Text) 39001000290084 New Books Available -
New Kent F JOH (Text) 39001000291377 New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982149109
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a relatively sheltered life. Shielded by her mother's position as the estate's medicine woman and cherished by the Master's sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world. She'd been promised freedom on her eighteenth birthday, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. She unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil's Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day. There, Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailer's cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive, Pheby will have to outwit him, and she soon faces the ultimate sacrifice."--Amazon.
Subject: Women slaves > Fiction.
Slavery > Virginia > Fiction.
African Americans > Virginia > Fiction.
Plantation life > Virginia > Fiction.
Prisons > Virginia > History > Fiction.
Virginia > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Richmond (Va.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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