Song of slaves in the desert [electronic resource] / Alan Cheuse. - SHERLOC
Song of slaves in the desert [electronic resource] / Alan Cheuse.
Song of slaves in the desert : a novel of slavery and the Southern wild
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, c2011.
9781402263149 (electronic bk.)
1402263147 (electronic bk.)
1 online resource (448 p.)
Slavery -- Africa -- History -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Southern States -- History -- Fiction.
Plantations -- Southern States -- History -- Fiction.
Jews -- Southern States -- History -- Fiction.
Sent by his father to observe and evaluate his uncle's South Carolina rice plantation, New York Jew Nathaniel Pereira is horrified by his first brush with the brutal realities of slavery, especially the irony of how a people who themselves lived in bondage for so long could now own slaves. His moral dilemma becomes even more complex after he becomes captivated by Liza, a beautiful slave who harbors a shattering secret.