Monday, December 30, 2013

ABOUT AND FACE THE UNKNOWN: The Journey of a Lincoln-Freeded Colored


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 And Face the Unknown
Genre: Historical Fiction
Author: CD Harper
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 232
Language: English
ISBN – 978-1-47594-754-0

As Levy clings to a tree high above a river and tries to catch his breath, he doesn’t know what to do next. He has been a slave for Mr. Willoughby since he was little boy, and now things are changing. Unsure of what year it is, Levy escapes the jaws of slavery on the cotton plantation. He is a runaway slave without a plan.
As soon as he sees a boat floating in the river, Levy knows what he must do. With Mr. Willoughby on his tail, Levy boards the boat and hides behind the big wheel. As he somehow eludes capture, he begins a journey with a colored captain at the helm who works for none other than Levy’s former owner. As the captain takes Levy under his wing and they travel down the river, Levy finally learns what it’s like to be a free man with choices and the ability to make decisions for himself. But danger lurks around every curve, and Levy soon finds that his journey to independence will not come without challenges..

In the second installment of this historical tale, a Lincoln-freed Colored risks everything in order to realize the sweet taste of liberty and justice for all.

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CD Harper is a retired professor and arts administrator who holds degrees from the University of Illinois and St. Louis University. His first novel, Covenant, began the story that now continues in And Face the Unknown, the second installment of an intended trilogy. He and his wife reside in Gleneden Beach, Oregon.

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~Author Interview~

1.       What provoked your interest in writing book on slavery?
2.       The book has a Tom Sawyer feel to it, did you get any of your inspiration from Mark Twain novels?
3.       Slavery has been traced back all the way to 1760BC, what prompted you to select this era of slavery to write on?
4.       What were your influences in writing this book?
5.       I have a love of genealogy and traced my family heritage before to see if anyone in the family were ever slaves (freed or owned) or if anyone in the family owned slaves. Was there a particular genealogical influence that drew you to writing this book?
6.       What advice would you have to those who feel slavery is non-existent in today’s culture?

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