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By Norman Lock

“A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that precise magic of constructing Thoreau’s time in Walden Woods look clean and astounding and precious straight away. Norman Lock tells the tale of Samuel lengthy, an escaped slave who encounters Thoreau, with perception and a few welcome humor. it is a sufferer and perceptive novel, a excitement to learn whilst it grapples with concerns that have an effect on the us to this day.” —Victor LaValle, writer of The Ballad of Black Tom and The Changeling

“Portraying the hectic mental aftershock no longer of struggle yet of slavery presents a powerful and complicated narrative of latest hardships confronted through escaped slave Samuel lengthy in Norman Lock’s daring and enlightening novel A Fugitive in Walden Woods. It’s a major novel that creates a vibrant social context for the masterpieces of such writers as Thoreau, Emerson, and Hawthorne and likewise bargains useful insights approximately our present awake 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 previous 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 historic backdrop, Norman Lock’s strong narrative examines matters that proceed to divide the USA: racism, privilege, and what it capacity to be unfastened in the USA.

Norman Lock is the writer of, such a lot lately, the quick tale assortment Love one of the Particles, and 3 prior 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 yank Novels series.

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