A Fugitive in Walden Woods (The American Novels) by Norman Lock

By Norman Lock

“A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that targeted magic of creating Thoreau’s time in Walden Woods look clean and fantastic and helpful at once. Norman Lock tells the tale of Samuel lengthy, an escaped slave who encounters Thoreau, with perception and a few welcome humor. this can be a sufferer and perceptive novel, a excitement to learn whilst it grapples with matters that impact the us to this day.” —Victor LaValle, writer of The Ballad of Black Tom and The Changeling

“Portraying the aggravating mental aftershock no longer of conflict yet of slavery presents a powerful and complicated narrative of recent hardships confronted by means of escaped slave Samuel lengthy in Norman Lock’s daring and enlightening novel A Fugitive in Walden Woods. It’s a massive novel that creates a brilliant social context for the masterpieces of such writers as Thoreau, Emerson, and Hawthorne and in addition bargains worthwhile insights approximately our present wakeful and subconscious racism.” —Sena Jeter Naslund, writer of Ahab’s Wife and The Fountain of St. James court docket; or, Portrait of the Artist as an outdated Woman

Samuel lengthy escapes slavery in Virginia, touring the Underground Railroad to Walden Woods the place he encounters Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Lloyd Garrison, and different transcendentalists and abolitionists. whereas lengthy will adventure his coming-of-age at Walden Pond, his hosts will obtain a lesson in human dignity, culminating in a climactic act of civil disobedience.

Against this ancient backdrop, Norman Lock’s robust narrative examines matters that proceed to divide the USA: racism, privilege, and what it potential to be loose in the US.

Norman Lock is the writer of, such a lot lately, the quick tale assortment Love one of the Particles, and 3 earlier books within the American Novels sequence: The Boy in His Winter, a reenvisioning of Mark Twain’s vintage The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, American Meteor, an homage to Walt Whitman and William Henry Jackson, and The Port-Wine Stain, an homage to Edgar Allan Poe and Thomas Dent Mütter. He lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey, the place he's at paintings at the subsequent books of the yankee Novels series.

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