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A bitter young man searches for the truth about his father’s death and discovers the power of history in shaping our lives.
Brilliant but troubled historian John Washington returns to his hometown of Chaneysville, Pennsylvania—just north of the Mason-Dixon Line—to learn more about the death of his father. Washington discovers that his father was researching a mystery of his own: why 13 escaped slaves reached freedom in Chaneysville only to die there, for reasons forgotten or never known at all.
A story of personal discovery and historical revelation, The Chaneysville Incident explores the power of our pasts. Based in part on actual events, this extraordinary novel won the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award and placed David Bradley in the front ranks of contemporary American authors.
©1981 David H. Bradley, Jr. (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
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By Jennifer on 02-04-16

He said, she said, I said.

For me, the story didn't flow well. Lots of jumping around in time which may have been easier to follow in print, but a little tricky with a narrator. Also excessive use of the before mentioned he said, she said, which the narrator overly emphasized.

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By Amazon Customer on 08-24-17

Wonderful for history lovers!

I really enjoyed this story. I appreciate history and this story is filled with it. It's fiction that you could learn from.

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