Author: Paula Fox
What an absolutely brutal book. I rarely unrecommend books, but this one I can’t, in good conscience, suggest that anyone read. While brutality is not necessarily a bad thing in a book about illegal slave trade in the late 1800s, it seemed like it was horrific with very little information or redeeming value given in return. If you want to know more about that time period, read something like Roots, watch Amistad, read just about anything else. I am guessing there are some more recent books that show the reality of the time more accurately with less unnecessary horror.