A More Perfect Union

Jodi Daynard (Author)
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Description

In 1794, Johnny Watkins returns to America from Barbados, intent on becoming a great statesman. Even his hero, John Adams, believes the gifted boy will go far. There's just one catch: Johnny must learn to pass for white.

He finds a spirited and lovely confidante in Kate, one of the few who knows that Johnny's father had been born a slave. But as he moves closer toward the new city of Washington, Johnny leaves Kate behind, falling instead for a prominent Maryland heiress who may not have his best interests at heart. Embroiled in the vicious politics of the approaching election, Johnny lives every moment at risk of being unmasked.

Then, a discovery about Thomas Jefferson, one that could sway the election, imperils not only Johnny's future but also his life. In the end, Johnny learns who his real friends are--and the truth behind the great promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Lake Union Publishing
Publish Date
May 23, 2017
Pages
432
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.3 X 8.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781477823798

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About the Author

Jodi Daynard is the author of the bestselling trilogy that includes The Midwife's Revolt, Our Own Country, and A More Perfect Union. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals, including the New York Times Book Review, the Village Voice, the Paris Review, AGNI, Fiction, and the New England Review. She has taught writing at Harvard University, at MIT, and in the MFA program at Emerson College.