The Longest Memory The Longest Memory

The Longest Memory

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Publisher Description

Written in taut, poetic language, THE LONGEST MEMORY is set on a Virginian plantation in the 19th century, and tells the tragic story of a rebellious, fiercely intelligent young slave who breaks all the rules: in learning to read and write, in falling in love with a white girl, the daughter of his owner, and, finally, in trying to escape and join her in the free North. For his attempt to flee, he is whipped to death in front of his family, and this brutal event is the pivot around which the story evolves.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
16 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
144
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Joboho60 ,

Compliant slave’s perspective

This is a sad but at times uplifting story that ostensibly is about the dreadful nature of slavery in the southern states of the USA. The main character Whitechapel has a philosophy that conforming and complying is the best way for a slave to survive in order to live a long life, and he tries to convince his only son of this. His son is not convinced and concerned more about quality of life, attempts to escape to freedom in the north but is captured and dies as a result of the 200 lashes he receives. Told from the perspective each of the characters involved, it is also a story of regret and explores ideas about quality of life versus longevity. The writer emphasises that the past cannot be changed but there is importance in understanding how such things happened.

c.hutc ,

Yeah look its ok

i hate reading but this is kinda cool. its like day old spagetti its great but its still old and boring.

go WATCH A MOVIE xx

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