Paulette Jiles's new novel is based on the true story of Brit Johnson‚ a freed black man who travels with his family from Kentucky to settle in Texas at the end of the Civil War. There‚ his wife and children are captured during an Indian raid‚ and Brit finds himself embroiled in the battle between the U.S. government and the native Americans whose land‚ freedom‚ and culture are threatened. This third novel‚ Jiles's most ambitious‚ complex‚ and emotionally resonant work yet‚ will cement her reputation as a writer of the highest caliber.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2009