Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

Sweetsmoke  by David Fuller

by David Fuller

Available August 2008

The year is 1862, and the Civil War rages through the South. On a Virginia tobacco plantation, another kind of battle soon begins. There, Cassius Howard, a skilled carpenter and slave, risks everything—punishment, sale to a cotton plantation, even his life—to learn the truth concerning the murder of Emoline, a freed black woman, a woman who secretly taught him to read and once saved his life. It is clear that no one cares about her death in the midst of a brutal and hellish war. No one but Cassius, who braves horrific dangers to escape the plantation and avenge her loss.

As Cassius seeks answers about Emoline’s murder, he finds an unexpected friend and ally in Quashee, a new woman brought over from another plantation; and a formidable adversary in Hoke Howard, the master he has always obeyed.

With subtlety and beauty, Sweetsmoke captures the daily indignities and harrowing losses suffered by slaves, the turmoil of a country waging countless wars within its own borders, and the lives of those people fighting for identity, for salvation, and for freedom.

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  1. I am David Fuller, the author of SWEETSMOKE. I am happy to find the information about the novel on this site, and hope that readers will discover the book and enjoy it. I have noticed that Amazon has listed this novel as a ‘young adult’ novel. This is an error. It is very much for mature readers, not pre-teens. It is much too intense for that age group, and I am trying to get that fixed.

    You can find more information about SWEETSMOKE at http://www.sweetsmokedavidfuller.com. I wecome all visitors.

    Thanks again, JavaNoir, for posting the information.

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