- Tapa dura: 256 páginas
- Editor: Mercer University Press (15 de agosto de 2009)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0881461415
- ISBN-13: 978-0881461411
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Masters and Savages: A Novel (Inglés) Tapa dura – 15 ago 2009
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A saint who despises slavery yet traffics people. A Southern hero, but also a coward. A runaway aching for home. Civil War survivor Witfield Stone totters on the brink of insanity. Entrusted with transporting contract laborers from Africa to Brazil where his father and members of the Southern Land and Immigration Society plan to reconstruct their lost fortunes, Witfield takes special interest in the fate of eleven-year-old Fatima. On the eve of embarkation, disease breaks out, and there is pressure to sacrifice the child for the sake of the cargo. Witfield resists and even as the clipper ship sails and disease takes hold of all on board, Witfield protects her. But why does he stake the last vestiges of his crumbling humanity on saving this particular child among so many? What leads him to think she is the road to redemption? There is more to Witfield's past than first meets the eye. And there is more trouble ahead than he can imagine.
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James M. Dawsey is the Wolfe Chair and professor of Religious Studies at Emory & Henry College, Virginia. He is the author of works of theology and history including The Confederados: Old South Immigrants in Brazil; From Wasteland to Promised Land: Liberation Theology for a Post-Marxist World; The Lukan Voice: Confusion and Irony in the Gospel of Luke (Mercer University Press); and many other monographs and articles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dawsey is an ordained minister in the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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Worthy of the bet seafaring/pirate/mutiny stories ever told.
Though names, locations and tribes are hard to follow at first, once Whitfield's secret is revealed (about half way through), its one helluva story. It sizzles from midpoint on.
As in golf, it's not how you drive, it's how you arrive, and this book, in its ending, arrives very, very well.
And some good theology in here, too, though not overly done. Who are we, and what do we really beleive, what do we really stand for, those kind of universal questions. Whitfield finds out in the course of this book, and it's fun and enticing to learn along with him.