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'Fuller works hard to give us a mid-19th century world that feels authentic, from small details ... to the larger sprawl of the plantation ... Captivating' The New York Times Book Review 'Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Sweetsmoke resonates with unforgettable characters and is a gripping story of loss and survival,' Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South 'Fascinating and gripping...The slave, Cassius, is a great fictional character, and his story is part mystery, part love story, and a harrowing portrait of slavery that reads with the immense power of the slave narratives. A tour de force' Pat Conroy, author of Beach Music, and South of Broad

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* A stunning debut novel of the struggle for freedom, set agains the turmoil of the American Civil War, and featuring the unforgettable Cassius, a slave working on a Virginia tobacco plantation - out now in paperback

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David Fuller has been a screenwriter for more than 25 years, and he spent eight years researching this novel, research that led to the discovery that one of his own ancestors fought in the Civil War and was a slave owner.

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'Fuller works hard to give us a mid-19th century world that feels authentic, from small details . . . to the larger sprawl of the plantation . . . Captivating' The New York Times Book Review'Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Sweetsmoke resonates with unforgettable characters and is a gripping story of loss and survival,' Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South'Fascinating and gripping...The slave, Cassius, is a great fictional character, and his story is part mystery, part love story, and a harrowing portrait of slavery that reads with the immense power of the slave narratives. A tour de force' Pat Conroy, author of Beach Music, and South of Broad

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