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By Richard Maule

MOONLIGHT HELMSMAN Robert Smalls’ awesome get away through Richard Maule

2017 recipient of five nationwide awards for historic Fiction, African American Literature, and most sensible First Novel.

He was once on my own in dreaming it may be performed, yet on a moonlit evening in 1862, the slave Robert Smalls stole the accomplice flagship and sailed off to freedom. Richard Maule’s novel, Moonlight Helmsman, brings to lifestyles some of the most striking tales in our nation’s background.

Born into bondage, Smalls longs for the sailor’s existence, and by the point the Civil struggle starts off, he's assigned to pilot a insurgent send in Charleston Harbor. via a dramatic chain of occasions, Robert conspires to thieve the boat, taking his family and friends alongside. His varied staff comprises his strong-minded spouse Hannah, his preacher-turned-engineer Deke, and a desirable madman named Spider Jefferson. Their complex plot calls for mind's eye, stealth, and the brazenness to defy convinced death.

Taking the reader via treacherous channels, explosive mines, and enemy forts, the writer leads us to a nail-biter of a climax. devoted to the evidence of background, Moonlight Helmsman is a gripping and encouraging testimony to the ability of the human will. Kirkus studies says, “Maule skillfully renders Smalls’ existence via fictional embellishment, powerfully portraying his indomitable eager for liberty… a riveting tale, and a unfortunately ignored sliver of yank historical past… a unbroken weave of ancient research and fictional drama starring an African-American hero."

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