DAVID

By Ray Robertson
BiblioasisJanuary 2013
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Trade Paperback292 pages, $21.95, ISBN: 9781926845869
Subject: History / Relationships / Social Issues

"This beautifully written novel with its discontinuous narrative, complex characters, and references to poets, philosophers, and other great thinkers is a challenging read that is well worth the effort ... With this novel he has beautifully brought to life a segment of African-American history that is largely unknown in this country."Library Journal

"Ray Robertson's story of an angry black man living in 19th-century Ontario is a mix of historical accuracy and vivid storytelling."Globe & Mail

"In prose that is crisp and clean and a pure delight to read, David recounts his past, considers his hard-won independence, and admits his secrets. But this is no history lesson. Robertson has created a wonderful range of characters in this novel, some of them based in reality, all of them complex, immediate and fascinating. But best of all is David himself. Charming, smart, and audacious, he's good company."Gil Adamson, author of The Outlander

"David is that rarest thing--a novel about the past that burns with the vibrancy of contemporary life--and its eponymous hero is one of the wisest, funniest, and most enchanting characters I've encountered in a long time."Todd Babiak, author of The Book of Stanley

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