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Publisher's Summary

Back to Wando Passo is a passionate and elegantly written story of two related love triangles: one marriage unraveling in the present day, and another one shattered by the Civil War. The interweaving stories build to a simultaneous crescendo of betrayal, revenge, and redemption. Grappling with the tangled subject of race in America, the plot lines are haunted by an occult twist. When Ransom Hill, the contemporary protagonist, discovers a Civil War-era "prenda", an iron pot used by Cuban slaves for conjuring, he unearths something very strange indeed.
©2006 David Payne; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"A luscious, engaging, and heartfelt novel with plenty to say about individual responsibility and the legacy of slavery." (Library Journal)
"Like The DaVinci Code, Back to Wando Passo takes its readers deeply into an arcane, fascinating, and dangerous body of knowledge and belief." (Lee Smith, author of Saving Grace)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dixie Diva on 04-22-09

Know your past to better face your future

This was a riveting audio book the narrator was dynamic. A dark foray into the Peri-Bellum American South and it's impact on a modern family relocating and reconnecting with the Carolinian roots. Worth every penny.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dale on 09-18-06

Fantastic Read

This was one of the finest books I have ever listened to. The inter-related stories are compelling, and the characters are each utterly believable as they grapple with divergent life philosophies. The writing is elegant and it is read absolutely beautifully. The previous reviewer mentions that this is a "dark" story, and it is. But like all good tragedy ultimately catharsis is promised and delivered. Highly recommended.

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By sarahmoose2000 on 08-04-10

Who Do? The Voodoo?!

This was an excellent listen, a guilty treat from the 'over 20 hours' section in Unabridged!

The story is essentially split in two, charting the lives of two couples in present day South Carolina and during the North v South war in the 1800s. Again, I have to praise audible for making history more accessible to people like me, who had no previous interest whatsoever. The detail of the war and the life in a plantation is superb.

The couples both lived in the familial plantation home and discovery of a buried pot, or cauldron, leads to spooky similarities in each couples' tales.

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