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Benediction

by:
Raymond W. Copson (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-9796-4 ©2013
Price: $15.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 400 pages
Category/Subject: FICTION / General

In a West African village, Abeni, a willowy fifteen-year old, awaits the initiation that will complete her journey to adulthood. A world away, in a Baltimore tavern, Caleb Lawson – a striking young man from a small town in western New York -- is being plied with liquor by two crafty southerners. The year is 1859, and the United States is edging ever closer to disunion. A clandestine plot to revive the Atlantic slave trade brings the lives of the African girl and the Yankee together, forging a love that challenges slavery, imprisonment, and the violence of the Civil War.

Abstract:
In a West African village, Abeni, a willowy fifteen-year old, awaits the initiation that will complete her journey to adulthood. A world away, in a Baltimore tavern, Caleb Lawson – a striking young man from a small town in western New York -- is being plied with liquor by two crafty southerners. The year is 1859, and the United States is edging ever closer to disunion. A clandestine plot to revive the Atlantic slave trade brings the lives of the African girl and the Yankee together, forging a love that challenges slavery, imprisonment, and the violence of the Civil War.

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