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REVIEW: The Known World by Edward P. Jones

REVIEW: The Known World by Edward P. Jones

An interesting novel both for its post-modernist style of narrative and its subject matter. The latter is a little-discussed point in American History—that many blacks owned black slaves (In the 1860s, 28% of free blacks owned slaves compared to 4.8% of whites). Thus the subjects of life as a slave, freed slaves, and slave-owners (white and black) are woven throughout. The style may make some feel the novel is disjointed, as it jumps around from character to character, and even back and forth in time (sometimes even adding a brief sentence or two about what some character’s descendent said to someone a century later).

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Chapter 1 excerpt from forthcoming novel, Onesimus: A Novel of Ancient Christianity

Chapter 1 excerpt from forthcoming novel, Onesimus: A Novel of Ancient Christianity

An excerpt from chapter one of my forthcoming novel, Onesimus: A Novel of Ancient Christianity. “…based on a true story, Onesimus is a Roman slave who is willing to do questionable acts for freedom of body and soul. But he finds himself on a journey that will test his courage, challenge his view of society, and force him to decide what ‘freedom’ really means.” (Jon Sparks, Historical Fiction Review).

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REVIEW: In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

REVIEW: In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway My rating: 5 of 5 stars First published in 1925, this collection is arguably the book that catapulted Hemingway to fame. The collection contains short stories (many about Hemingway's "Nick Adams") and short, one to three paragraphs...

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