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Chasing the North Star

Robert Morgan

Chasing the North Star

a novel

by Robert Morgan

  • 37 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Fugitive slaves,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    On a moonless night in the spring of 1851, a young slave makes a bid for freedom with only the North Star to guide him. Novelist and historian Robert Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of a runaway slave named Jonah Williams, who, on his eighteenth birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born with only a few saved coins, a knife, and the clothes on his back. No shoes, no map, no clear idea of where to head, except north, hiding during the day and running through the night. Although Jonah eludes the men sent to capture him, the one person who never loses his trail is Angel, a slave girl he meets in North Carolina, remarkably free in spirit, who sees Jonah as her way to freedom and sets out to follow him. Morgan"s clear, simple prose brings an urgency and authenticity to this spellbinding story of two teenage runaways and their terrifying world.

    Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Morgan
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.O87147 C48 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination308 pages
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27205873M
    ISBN 101565126270
    ISBN 109781565126275
    LC Control Number2015023738
    OCLC/WorldCa911518605

      Buy a cheap copy of Chasing the North Star: A Novel book by Robert Morgan. Free shipping over $ Robert Morgan, Kappa Alpha Professor of English at Cornell, talked about his novel, Chasing the North Star, J as part of the free summer events series sponsored by the Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.

    In Chasing the North Star, Robert Morgan, whose novel Gap Creek won multiple awards, shows he continues to be a master of historical ing Jonah, a house slave on a South Carolina plantation, who escapes toward his dream of freedom in Canada, and Angel, who follows Jonah with her own dream in mind, the novel is a gripping road adventure story, a devastating reminder of the. Thanks to the publisher and Goodreads for a free copy of Chasing the North Star! This is a beautifully-written, poetic novel about slaves making their way north to freedom. The author is a poet, and it shows in the turns of phrases. The writing style is simple, clear, and so evocative. It reads like poetry -- less words to create more impact/5(45).

    Chasing the North Star by Robert Morgan In his latest historical novel, bestselling author Robert Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of Jonah Williams, who, in , on his 18th birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born a slave. Publication Information: Algonquin Books. pages. ISBN: / Book Source: I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program free of cost in exchange for an honest review.


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Chasing the North Star by Robert Morgan is the story of two runaway slaves trying to make their way to the north. The story is one of slaves but not really one of slavery. Please note that the book does have graphic descriptions of violence and “adult” encounters/5().

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Chasing the North Star is an epic journey.” —New York Journal of Books “A gorgeous book full of lush prose, compelling characters, and an epic journey across America ten years before the Civil War.” —Chicago Review of Books “Adventurous, compellingBrand: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY FEB 8, Morgan's (Gap Creek) latest is a grittily entertaining, smartly paced narrative about a fugitive slave/5(23).

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In Chasing the North Star, Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of a runaway slave named Jonah Williams who, on his eighteenth birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born with only a few stolen coins, a knife, and the clothes on his back.

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In Chasing the North Star, Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of a runaway slave named Jonah Williams who, on his 18th birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born with only a few stolen coins, a knife, and the clothes on his back.

No shoes, no map, no clear idea of where to head except north, hiding during the. Chasing the North Star is an epic journey, vividly detailed, acutely satisfying, and ultimately hopeful.

It sheds light upon some of the darkest moments in American history; yet it also illuminates the charity and love expressed by whites who hid, fed and aided the runaways at the risk of. Chasing the North Star A Novel (Book): Morgan, Robert: Workman lling author Robert Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of a runaway slave who, inflees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born, taking with him only a few coins, a knife, and the clothes on his back, and relying on the north star to guide him to his latest historical novel.

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No shoes, no map, no clear idea of where to head, except north, hiding. Books Review: 'Chasing the North Star,' by Robert Morgan. "Chasing the North Star," by Robert Morgan The lives he describes here, of Jonah and of Angel, of their will and." Chasing the North Star is an epic journey, and Morgan's vision of our dark past shines Brilliantly detailed, deeply satisfying, and ultimately hopeful." --Charles Frazier, author of Nightwoods and Cold Mountain "Richly imaginative and thoroughly well researched, Chasing the North Star walks the reader through an extensive and thrilling.Bristling with breathtaking adventure, Chasing the North Star is deftly grounded in historical fact yet always gripping and poignant as the story follows Jonah and Angel through the close calls and narrow escapes of a fearsome world.

It is a celebration of the power of the human spirit to persevere in the face of great adversity.