The Longest Memory

Description

Written in taut, poetic language, THE LONGEST MEMORY is set on a Virginian plantation in the 19th century, and tells the tragic story of a rebellious, fiercely intelligent young slave who breaks all the rules: in learning to read and write, in falling in love with a white girl, the daughter of his owner, and, finally, in trying to escape and join her in the free North. For his attempt to flee, he is whipped to death in front of his family, and this brutal event is the pivot around which the story evolves.

Details

Author(s)
Fred D'Aguiar
Format
Paperback | 144 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 9mm | 106g
Publication date
18 Jul 1995
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
VINTAGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0099462214
ISBN13
9780099462217
Bestsellers rank
70,903