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Format:
Book
Title:
Glory over everything : beyond the Kitchen house
ISBN:
9781476748443

9781476748450
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Physical Description:
370 pages : map ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Map on lining papers.

Sequel to: The kitchen house (2010).
Summary:
Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, has a deadly secret that compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad. This novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Pan's father, to whom Jamie owes a great debt, pleads for Jamie's help, and Jamie agrees, knowing the journey will take him perilously close to Tall Oakes and the ruthless slave hunter who is still searching for him. Meanwhile, Caroline's father learns and exposes Jamie's secret, and Jamie loses his home, his business, and finally Caroline. Heartbroken and with nothing to lose, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation where Pan is being held with a former Tall Oakes slave named Sukey, who is intent on getting Pan to the Underground Railroad. Soon the three of them are running through the Great Dismal Swamp, the notoriously deadly hiding place for escaped slaves. Though they have help from those in the Underground Railroad, not all of them will make it out alive.
Subject(s):
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction.

Underground Railroad -- Fiction.

Plantation life -- Southern States -- Fiction.

Passing (Identity) -- Fiction.

Silversmiths -- Fiction.

Fugitive slaves -- Fiction -- United States.

United States -- History -- 1783-1865 -- Fiction.
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